Tag: Washington DC

April storm is first major test of DC Water’s new Anacostia River Tunnel

DC Water’s newly opened Anacostia River Tunnel System was pressed into service in mid-April as heavy rains battered the District of Columbia. About two inches of rain fell over a three-hour period, far more than the city’s combined sewer system can handle. During the storm, the new tunnel prevented approximately 170 million gallons of combined sewage and stormwater from being discharged to the Anacostia River.

DC Water: Elimination of Clean Rivers appropriation will create $14 million hole in budget

Henderson Brown, interim general manager of DC Water, issued the following statement in response to the White House’s budget proposal eliminating funding for the DC Clean Rivers Project.

Maryland announces $9 billion, P3 Traffic Relief Plan

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced plans to add four new lanes to I-270, the Capital Beltway (I-495), and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD 295). The announcement officially begins the process to solicit the public-private partnership (P3) industry for input and solutions to provide major congestion relief to these key transportation routes.

Statement from T4 America on House passage of THUD appropriations

On Thursday, September 14, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3354, the “Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018”, which contains the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations. Beth Osborne, interim Transportation for America (T4America) director, issued a response opposing the legislation.

AECOM Executive Vice President Matt Cummings elected 2017-2018 ARTBA chairman

Matthew (Matt) G. Cummings, P.E., a Philadelphia-based executive vice president with global infrastructure company AECOM, was elected 2017-2018 American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) chairman.

Report: Washington, D.C. could enhance livability, save billions with smart surface technologies

A new report authored by Capital E, “Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, D.C.,” documents how the District could save $5 billion with smart surface strategies such as cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV and porous pavements while enhancing health and livability and cutting summer peak temperature.

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