Category: Infrastructure

Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

Time not on their side: Utilities ill-prepared for EV demand, SEPA finds

March 22, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

It’s always dangerous to make technology predictions, but right now this feels like a sure thing: Electric vehicles are going to become popular, mainstream, common. One day, even, the standard. How and when these zero-emission vehicles are charged will be […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Utilities Tackle the Challenge of EV-Charging Infrastructure

March 1, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

At the end of June, Washington state had 24,624 plug-in electric vehicles registered. Most were in outlying areas of Seattle, with King County accounting for over half those vehicles. The distribution remains more sparse in the eastern part of the […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

Industry Experts Weigh In on the Proposed Infrastructure Plan

February 21, 2018

Via: Waste360

Last week, the Trump administration released a 53-page infrastructure plan, outlining its proposal for rebuilding America’s infrastructure. The proposed plan, which is one of the largest to be released by the White House, has some similarities to Australia’s infrastructure plan, […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

City of Reno Upgrades its Infrastructure

February 6, 2018

Via: American Infrastructure

Luckily for Reno, Nevada, there have been few more well-timed and fortuitous Capital Improvement Projects in our country’s history than the City of Reno’s Virginia Street Bridge Replacement Project. When the City of Reno, its regional partners, and hundreds of […]

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

Public Works Funding Falls as Infrastructure Deteriorates

August 8, 2017

Via: NY Times

It’s basically the opposite of a major government infrastructure program. Government spending on transportation and other public works is in decline as federal funding stagnates and state and local governments tighten their belts. Such spending equaled 1.4 percent of the […]