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Nov 24th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Illinois – The Metra board approved $386.8 million in capital spending in 2021 to invest in railcars, locomotives, bridges, and stations. More than half of the capital funding will go towards major projects, including: $69.9 million for locomotive and car rehabilitation. Metra will fund programs to overhaul 21 recently purchased Amtrak locomotives and upgrade locomotives with […]

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Nov 24th 2020 | Posted in Public-Private Partnerships (P3) by Government Contracting Pipeline
Philadelphia Bridge

Pennsylvania – A state transportation board approved a new program that will allow for the delivery of major bridges through public-private partnerships (P3s). The P3 delivery model will allow the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to direct user fees to fund critical work on major bridges across the state and: Accelerate the renewal of major bridges […]

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Nov 20th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Planned technology purchases point to an abundance of identity tracking cameras in 2021. Surveillance cameras, tracking devices, monitoring, recording, and capturing data – that’s the future. The purchase of camera tracking technology is a very large and strong trend. Individuals should assume they are on camera and being watched and tracked at all times in […]

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Nov 16th 2020 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued a request for information (RFI) seeking manufacturer input related to Case-specific Automated Fingerprint Identification (CAFIS) software. DPS is interested in a solution that will perform in-depth, automated searches between a latent print and known exemplar prints for use by DPS friction ridge forensic scientists in the crime […]

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Nov 16th 2020 | Posted in Education by Texas Government Insider
San Antonio ISD - Thomas Jefferson HS

Voters approved a $1.3 billion bond for San Antonio ISD (SAISD) on November 3 that will address a backlog of maintenance issues and provide facelifts for many campuses that have not undergone full renovations in more than 50 years. Proposition A, which totals $1.21 billion, will fund renovations at 36 SAISD campuses, of which 21 […]

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Nov 16th 2020 | Posted in Public-Private Partnerships (P3) by Government Contracting Pipeline
University of Minnesota-Rochester-The Loop restaurant

Minnesota – The chancellor of the University of Minnesota-Rochester (UMR) is advocating public-private partnerships (P3s) as tools for the growing university to expand its footprint without seeking state funding to maintain the new facilities. On November 9, the Rochester City Council approved UMR’s request to draw $2.4 million from the sales tax held by the city […]

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Nov 16th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – Los Angeles World Airports released a draft environmental impact report for the Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) that includes additional gates, a people mover, and roadway improvements. The project will replace inefficient and outdated remote gates with new, state-of-the-art facilities, reduce congestion around LAX with new roadways, and […]

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Nov 11th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

It is next to impossible to find any governmental entity with technology systems that do not desperately need to either be replaced or modernized significantly. Although they are costly, technology upgrades are necessary, and, in spite of budget constraints, it appears that 2021 will be a year when governmental entities finally begin long-overdue modernization efforts. […]

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Nov 6th 2020 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

As public officials begin to look at 2021, many are preparing to launch large infrastructure projects. Several of these efforts may be delivered through public-private partnerships (P3s). Most infrastructure-related projects are complex, diverse, critical in nature, and costly. Here are a few worthy of note.   Arizona Officials at Northern Arizona University have announced several […]

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Nov 6th 2020 | Posted in Healthcare by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is planning to issue a request for offers (RFO) in early 2021 for application maintenance and development in support of its modernization of the Texas Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). Vendors will be asked to provide support of recently updated applications which will be residing in the […]

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