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Infrastructure, Public Works

California Targets Nearly $400M to Fill Gaps in EV Charging Infrastructure

October 16, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The California Energy Commission is putting a “down payment” of $384 million over the next three years on the electric-vehicle charging and zero-emission vehicle infrastructure needed to meet Governor Gavin Newsom’s pledge to end sales of new gasoline-powered cars by […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Northampton Rearranges Its Main Street to Prioritize Foot Traffic

August 24, 2020

Via: NYC Streets Blog

The Pioneer Valley city of Northampton is leveraging a $200,000 MassDOT Shared Streets and Spaces grant to dramatically redesign the city’s Main Street with new protected bike lanes, expanded sidewalks and outdoor seating areas, and public art. “With this funding, […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

DOT Rule Hampers Curb Extensions

August 12, 2020

Via: NYC Streets Blog

An influential Manhattan panel is asking the city to allow “quick-build” curb extensions, arguing that the current restrictions hurts pedestrian safety and disadvantages poor and residential areas. Manhattan Community Board 4 has asked the Department of Transportation that it “reexamine […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

House Expected to Pass $1.5T Infrastructure Bill

June 29, 2020

Via: American Infrastructure

The House is expected to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill this week that focuses on infrastructure. However, it seems as if the bill has a tough road ahead of it due to Republican opposition, as well as no clear […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Utilities propose West Coast charging stations for electric trucks

June 22, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The three West Coast states are being aggressive about mapping out plans to electrify trucks. On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will vote on a proposal to transition fleets to electric. CARB is mulling requirements to make manufacturers […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Ohio’s government is helping its residents switch to EVs — cutting 1,850 tons of CO2

June 5, 2020

Via: TNW

New figures show that 3,323 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold in Columbus, Ohio over the last three years, exceeding the target of 3,200. Consumer likelihood to purchase an EV also grew by more than 20 percent. The Electrification Program was […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

New Jersey EV infrastructure plan targets private capital over ratepayer dollars ‘wherever possible’

May 26, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

New Jersey ended 2019 with just over 30,000 EVs on its roads, so it will need to see rapid adoption to meet Murphy’s goal. The straw proposal process “aims to really jump start the whole EV industry in New Jersey,” […]


Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Water System, Public Works

Freese and Nichols Expands in Florida with Water Utilities Specialist Tom Cross

May 7, 2020

Via: American Infrastructure

TAMPA, Florida – May 7, 2020 – Freese and Nichols, Inc., continues building their Florida team with the addition of Senior Project Manager Tom Cross, PE, Assoc. DBIA, to lead transmission, utilities and pump station projects for municipal clients across […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Oregon approves Portland General’s transportation electrification plan, setting stage for 1M EVs

February 19, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Milano told Oregon regulators at last week’s PUC meeting that the utility’s plan is “really a framework to help guide and inform future more ambitious program proposals going forward.” PGE will need to file an update of its TE plan […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Op-Ed: Portland’s Costly Highway Mistake

December 26, 2019

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Portland — a city known for its environmentalism, urban planning, public transportation, public involvement, and progressive politicians — is about to go backward by widening a noxious freeway, Interstate 5, through the city’s Rose Quarter. “Climate” Governor Kate Brown, Mayor […]