The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved $662.9 million in grants and interest-free and low-cost loans to support vital wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. This funding complements Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State proposal to invest a record $2 billion in critical water infrastructure across New York.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) guidance that can improve safety and mobility by accelerating the deployment of V2I communication systems.
Westwood Professional Services Inc. completed the acquisition of San Antonio, Texas-based civil engineering firm, Coursen-Koehler Engineering & Associates.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the pre-release of its new LiDAR database that will provide more information on geologic hazards impacting Washington communities.
DKS Associates and iSoftStone North America announced a new partnership to join efforts in offering new services that integrate DKS’s intelligent transportation offerings with iSoftStone’s smart city solutions. This collaboration provides the public and private sector with comprehensive, end‐to‐end services across the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) domain.
Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI) and Bentley Systems announced Bentley Systems as a co-founder of the new Cesium Consortium. Cesium is an open source, browser-based virtual globe that can stream very large datasets through a browser to desktops, tablets, and smart phones.
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced new residential construction statistics for December 2016.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced the signing of an exploratory agreement with the city of Brno, Czech Republic. This agreement marks the immediate exploration of the feasibility for a Hyperloop system for the city.
Global engineering and infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming named two company veterans to its top leadership positions. Effective Jan. 7, 2017, Robert M. Scaer, P.E., is chairman of the board and chief executive officer; and Paul D. Nowicki, P.E., is president and chief operating officer.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) have formed the Smart Belt Coalition – a first-of-its-kind collaboration – with transportation agencies in Ohio and Michigan that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives.