ACI announces new Presidents Series of Webinars

ACI announces new Presidents Series of Webinars

January 9th, 2017 by

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the availability of a new Presidents Series of Webinars. The first webinar — ACI 318: What’s in Your Spec? — will be presented by William E. Rushing Jr., P.E., FACI, and ACI Past President.

BTS releases U.S. Transportation wall map

BTS releases U.S. Transportation wall map

January 9th, 2017 by

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released a newly updated double-sided wall map, Transportation Geography of the United States. The front of this map features a reference map of select U.S. transportation infrastructure and connections, including the National Highway System (NHS), class I railroads, airports with at least 750,000 enplanements, major ports with a commodity tonnage total of 10 million or more, and border crossings on the NHS.

MDEQ opens registration for Beach Outfalls Challenge

MDEQ opens registration for Beach Outfalls Challenge

January 9th, 2017 by

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced that its first public prize competition, the Beach Outfalls Challenge, is now underway. Members of the public, companies, students and other entities are invited to submit their ideas to improve the design of the beach outfalls.

PANYNJ board issues draft $32 billion, 10-year capital plan

PANYNJ board issues draft $32 billion, 10-year capital plan

January 6th, 2017 by

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners issued an unprecedented $32 billion draft 2017-2026 Capital Plan for public comment and review.

New York governor proposes transforming JFK International Airport for the 21st century

New York governor proposes transforming JFK International Airport for the 21st century

January 6th, 2017 by

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo presented a vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century and worthy of the State of New York.

TxDOT and TTI sign MOU to test Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

TxDOT and TTI sign MOU to test Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

January 6th, 2017 by

A framework is now in place between the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) to begin testing connected and automated vehicle (CV/AV) technologies on the state highway system.

FWS awards $17 million for coastal wetlands projects

FWS awards $17 million for coastal wetlands projects

January 6th, 2017 by

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is awarding more than $17 million to 20 projects in 10 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 13,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats.

RFP part of corporate effort to unlock value of Amtrak assets

RFP part of corporate effort to unlock value of Amtrak assets

January 5th, 2017 by

Amtrak issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) in December seeking partnership opportunities to leverage up to 725 miles of track right-of-way and other real estate across the country for telecommunications, energy distribution, and associated activities considered appropriate by Amtrak.

VHB’s Bob Brustlin appointed to ISI board of directors

VHB’s Bob Brustlin appointed to ISI board of directors

January 5th, 2017 by

Bob Brustlin, P.E., LEED AP, ENV SP, VHB co-founder and chairman of the board, was recently appointed to the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Board of Directors.

NGICP hosts first certification exam

NGICP hosts first certification exam

January 5th, 2017 by

On. Dec. 13, 90 people completed the inaugural National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) exam. These 90 people hope to become the first set of entry-level workers to gain recognition under NGICP.

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