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Category: Infrastructure


Basic Services, Infrastructure, Others, Public Works

Cost reductions, customer satisfaction and vision are key to achieving Operational Excellence for the Next Generation Utility

November 14, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities across the U.S. are faced with the need to reduce costs to provide rate stability, while improving reliability and enhancing the overall customer experience. This is a daunting challenge complicated by aging infrastructure, aggressive regulatory intervention and oversight, plus […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

$165M city budget supports public safety, infrastructure

September 21, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry on Thursday presented the $165 million city budget he’ll present to City Council next week that calls for additional police officers and firefighters and funding for infrastructure improvements. The budget – […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Get cracking on infrastructure, or continue to pay the price

August 29, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

Our politics may be fractured, but there is one issue nearly all of us agree on: We need better roads, bridges, dams, seaports and airports, water systems, electric grids, and internet connectivity. That is, we need better public infrastructure. In […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Administration Scraps Local-Hiring Plan for Public Works

August 25, 2017

Via: NY Times Public Works

The Trump administration is abandoning another Obama-era regulatory initiative, killing a plan to allow cities to set aside work for local residents on federally funded public works projects. The provision, proposed in 2015, has been winding its way through the […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

California utilities plot ways to prep the grid for the coming EV boom

August 22, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Electrifying the transportation sector is no easy task. But, as with many innovations occurring in the power sector, California is leading the way. The California Public Utilities Commission recently approved two rounds of pilot proposals to electrify transportation from the […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Florida Builds New Intracoastal Bridge

August 3, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

At the most recent Design-Build Conference & Expo, the Design-Build Institute of America announced winners of Excellence Awards, including the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Martin County, Fla., which won the National Award of Excellence in the Transportation category. The awards […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

U.S. Infrastructure Renewal: Who Should Pay the Bill?

July 27, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

In recent years, pessimism about the U.S. infrastructure has been growing, notes Wharton real estate professor Gilles Duranton, a specialist in urban and regional development, transportation and local public finance. “More and more, it is said that the overall infrastructure […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Private freight rail is key to our infrastructure

July 20, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

The White House recently released much-anticipated specificity on addressing America’s public infrastructure and transportation systems – both of which require a massive facelift. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, our interconnected system of roads, bridges, waterways, electric systems […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Highway Innovation Underway in Idaho

July 10, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

Even before the Great Recession, Idaho’s highways and bridges were struggling under the weight of a huge maintenance and repair backlog and a serious long-term funding shortfall. While I wrestled with legislators and stakeholders about how to address the challenges, […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Keys to developing an effective utility EV charging program

July 6, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Innovation in electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging, supported by a dynamic marketplace, has fueled record-breaking EV adoption over the past year. Continuing to accelerate EV adoption is critical to meeting global climate goals and providing electric utilities with much […]