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Category: Public Works


Infrastructure, Public Works

Legislation to strengthen the supply chain introduced in Congress

December 6, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

On Tuesday, U.S. Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Larry Bucshon (R-IN) introduced legislation that would strengthen the supply chain, as well as to help America remain competitive with new technologies. The Congress members introduced the Promoting Resilient Supply Chains […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Wisconsin bills would enable retail EV charging, drop ‘cumbersome’ utility requirement

November 30, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

The NEVI program was announced last year, with $5 billion in formula funding for states and another $2.5 billion available in competitive grants. States must develop transportation electrification plans to access the funds, which among other requirements must allow charging […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

New York to invest $100M for roadway repaving, resiliency enhancements

November 30, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

On Wednesday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her state would release $100 million to support repaving and improvements to state roadways impacted by the extreme weather. Hochul said the state would fund repaving projects in 66 locations covering nearly […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Congress takes up software supply chain security

November 30, 2023

Via: FCW

The FITARA scorecard could become a vehicle for measuring agency progress against the administration’s software security goals. Read More on FCW


Public Institutions, Public Works

Reorganizing government acquisition for the digital age

November 28, 2023

Via: FCW

The self-described “procurement arm of the federal government” is undergoing a reorganization years in the making. The Federal Acquisition Service, housed in the General Services Administration, supports over $87 billion in contracts across the government as part of its mission […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Utah to double electric vehicle charging capacity

November 16, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

Fifteen sites throughout Utah have received funding through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, doubling the state’s current fast charging capacity by the end of 2024. The NEVI program is designed to build out states’ electric vehicle charging […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Michigan’s transportation commission approved five year transportation program

November 14, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the Michigan State Transportation Commission (STC) approved the Michigan Department of Transportation’s final Five-Year Transportation Program (5YTP) outlining the state’s transportation priorities from 2024-2028. The 5YTP contains a list of planned projects for the MDOT Highway Program including […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Bipartisan group introduces bill ensuring fair pay for truckers working overtime

November 14, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, U.S. Sens. Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) joined U.S. Reps. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) and Mark Takano (D-CA) in introducing legislation ensuring truckers are compensated fairly for their work, including overtime. The legislation, the Guaranteeing Overtime […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

U.S. DOT awards $50M to Delaware Port of Wilmington for expansion

November 7, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, the Delaware Gov. John Carney joined U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D-DE) to announce the state had been awarded $50 million in federal grants to expand the Port of […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Big power’s EV charging strategy: Raise rates, overpromise, underdeliver, repeat

November 3, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

If someone declares debate unnecessary, it is often a dead giveaway that the facts are not on their side. The “debate is settled” tactic seems to have become popular among electric utility executives who are tired of the public questioning […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Election security threats require more federal resources, officials say

November 2, 2023

Via: FCW

Facing growing cyber and physical threats, election administrators told lawmakers that more federal assistance is needed to safeguard voting systems and personnel. Read More on FCW


Public Institutions, Public Works

Bipartisan House duo looks to extend quantum tech legislation

November 1, 2023

Via: FCW

A bill reauthorizing the National Quantum Initiative Act is set to be introduced this Friday by Reps. Frank Lucas, R-Okla. and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. — the chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, respectively. […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Biden administration plans a multi-agency effort to surge AI recruitment

October 31, 2023

Via: FCW

A key workforce program introduced in President Joe Biden’s landmark Artificial Intelligence Executive Order will work to spur hiring for new AI-centric positions in the public sector. The General Services Administration, Office of Personnel Management, U.S. Digital Service and talent […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

US would be ‘effectively defenseless’ without counter-drone authority extension, FBI director says

October 31, 2023

Via: FCW

Failing to extend the federal government’s authority to counter threatening drones would leave the U.S. “effectively defenseless” against risks to mass gatherings, airports and critical infrastructure, FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security and […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Broadband providers hope to differentiate with value-added services: Report

October 30, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Omdia and Broadband Forum have published a new report that shows global broadband service providers are focused on introducing technology that directly improves bandwidth and latency for value-added services. In fact, 72% of the more than 111 service providers interviewed […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Legislation would invest in repair, rehabilitation of urban canals

October 30, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act to address the repair and rehabilitate of urban canals. The Urban Canal Modernization Act would authorize the Bureau of Reclamation to provide communities […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Utility, charging company battle over EV fast chargers slows deployment amid massive needs

October 18, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

The transformation of U.S. transportation to electric vehicles requires a massive deployment of fast chargers that is being slowed by a debate over whether utilities should own and operate charging facilities, analysts on both sides of the debate agree. To […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

FHWA approves New York’s electric vehicle plan

October 18, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration recently approved New York state’s updated plan to utilize National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program funds for the installation and operation of additional fast-charging stations. Approval allows the state to receive its next allotment of $37.4 million. […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Pennsylvania DOT accepting unsolicited public-private partnership proposals

October 16, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced its Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) will be accepting unsolicited transportation project proposals. Officials said the proposals would only apply to PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure. The P3 offices said it was […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Kentucky Lithium-ion Recycling Facility to Begin Construction in November

September 27, 2023

Via: Waste360

Partnering with U.S.-based Ascend Elements and e-waste recycling subsidiary TES, South Korea’s SK ecoplant is preparing to launch a lithium-ion battery hub in Hopkinsville, Ky. SK ecoplant is opening a $65 million lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Hopkinsville which will […]