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Aug 9th 2019 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider

Houston officials recently announced that the city will receive federal funding for two of the city’s large-scale flood mitigation projects almost two years after Hurricane Harvey. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will award $46.9 million to the first phase of the Inwood Forest Stormwater Detention Basin Project and the initial phase of the $47.1 […]

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Aug 9th 2019 | Posted in Infrastructure by Texas Government Insider

The city of McKinney parks system will benefit from several park construction and improvement projects set to begin this fall and in early 2020. Construction of Cottonwood Park renovations is expected to begin later this year. This project will include renovations and upgrades to park amenities currently on the site including a multi-use court, pavilion, […]

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Aug 9th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Transportation infrastructure will stimulate the U.S. economy significantly over the next few years. Hundreds of large projects have been announced; so many in fact, it should be possible for almost every type of contracting firm to find attractive opportunities. Regional transit leaders in Ann Arbor, Michigan, recently released a $10 billion transit plan. Upcoming opportunities […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline

Utah – The National Governors Association (NGA) has a new mission after incoming chairman Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a call to action to upgrade the country’s aging or vulnerable infrastructure. Hogan presented his “Infrastructure: Foundation for Success” initiative to association members at the NGA Summer Meeting on July 26 in Salt Lake City. The yearlong […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in Energy by Government Contracting Pipeline

New York – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a 15-year program to extend the operating life of the Niagara Power Project (NPP). The NPP supplies 10 percent of New York State’s energy, and the new program aims to help the state achieve its clean energy goals with modern power equipment and technology. The New York Power Authority […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Transportation is considering a plan to commit $300 million for each of the next two years to reduce highway deaths. The Texas Transportation Commission instructed the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to find ways to lower by half the number of roadway fatalities, which number about 3,900 annually, by 2050. TxDOT […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in Federal, News by Texas Government Insider

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has been awarded an $8.78 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for work on seven existing bridges. NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on Dallas and Fort Worth. NCTCOG will use funds from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in Water by Texas Government Insider
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

The city of Houston will expedite $2 billion in improvements to its sanitary sewer system over the next 15 years under an agreement with state and federal regulators approved by City Council on July 24. Damaged and clogged pipes in the city’s 6,000-mile sewer system caused sewage overflows in violation of the Clean Water Act, […]

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Aug 2nd 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Very often the SPI Team receives inquiries from public officials about an upcoming project. Their questions are almost always about alternative funding sources or public-private partnerships (P3s). These officials usually are trying to determine whether a particular project is suitable for a P3 engagement. Since the question has become so common, it seems appropriate to […]

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