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New California governor proposes high-speed rail changes

Governor Gavin Newsom, delivering his first State of the State address before a joint session of the California Legislature on Feb. 12, 2019, indicated that he supports changes to high-speed rail plans while not totally abandoning the project.

WateReuse Association applauds awards for water reuse projects

The WateReuse Association applauded an announcement that the Bureau of Reclamation is awarding $35.3 million to six authorized Title XVI water reclamation and reuse projects in California.

‘Dark fiber’ lays groundwork for long-distance earthquake detection and groundwater mapping

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have figured out a way to turn parts of a 13,000-mile-long testbed of “dark fiber,” unused fiber-optic cable, into a highly sensitive seismic activity sensor.

Trihydro opens office in San Luis Obispo

Trihydro Corporation, a national engineering and environmental consulting firm, recently opened a new office in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Modular steel bridge replaces timber structure destroyed in California fire

An Acrow Bridge modular steel bridge was installed recently to restore passage on privately owned land in Santa Rosa, Calif., after destruction of a timber bridge during the Tubbs Fire.

HDR helps Orange County Transportation Authority secure FTA Grant

The Orange County Transportation Authority received a $149 million Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the OC Streetcar Project in Orange County, Calif. This is the first modern streetcar to receive a New Starts FFGA.

Ware Malcomb moves to larger San Diego office space

Ware Malcomb moved into a new, larger office space in San Diego, driven by growth of the firm’s local employee and client base.

Brown and Caldwell to design Palo Alto wastewater treatment upgrades

The City of Palo Alto, Calif., selected Brown and Caldwell to provide design services for secondary treatment upgrades at the city’s Regional Water Quality Control Plant.

Stronger buildings could delay, but not stop, wildfire destruction alone

California's deadly Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained, but low humidity and strong winds in the state mean that wildfires could strike again. Unfortunately, better building materials and planning can only offer so much protection, says a Purdue University natural hazards engineering expert.

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