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Michigan creates two councils to improve state’s infrastructure

Michigan is first in the nation to implement a coordinated effort to better manage the state’s drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, transportation, and private utilities under legislation signed July 2 by Gov. Rick Snyder.

UMaine to form Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

The U.S. Department of Transportation selected the University of Maine (UMaine) to lead creation of a highly competitive University Transportation Center (UTC) called the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center.

Pennsylvania increases funding municipal road projects

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the distribution of nearly $489 million in 2018 liquid fuels payments to municipalities through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to help them maintain local roads and bridges.

Illinois civil engineers grade state’s infrastructure a C-

The Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2018 Report Card for Illinois’ Infrastructure, giving 10 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of C-.

AT&T offers structure monitoring for railways and roadways

AT&T is testing a new structure monitoring solution that will help improve the safety of roadways and railways. This comes in addition to its smart cities work with several U.S. spotlight cities and its recently launched digital infrastructure solution.

UTA civil engineer earns patent for soil stability sensor system

Anand Puppala, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and a civil engineering professor, recently was awarded a patent for developing a sensor system with an algorithm that will expedite field assessment of stabilization of high sulfate soils near bridges and roads.

Voters overwhelming support transportation investment

Voters in 20 states approved more than 80 percent of 215 transportation investment ballot measures Nov. 7, mostly at the local level, according to analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center. Nearly 90 percent of public transportation initiatives were approved by voters across the United States this year, according to the American Public Transportation Association.

PennDOT accepting unsolicited P3 proposals

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through October 31. During this period, the private sector can submit proposals offering innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes, including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports.

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