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Public Utilities, Waste Management

How Municipalities are Tackling Food Waste and Climate Change

May 13, 2022

Via: Waste360

Food and climate change are increasingly becoming advocacy issues tied together, according to speakers at the WasteExpo session, “Municipal and State Food Waste Policy as a Lever for Tackling Climate Change.” “Food waste and climate action are really increasing,” said […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Iowa Transportation Commission presents draft of improvement program

May 13, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) presented a draft of the Fiscal Year 2023-2027 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program to the Iowa Transportation Commission Tuesday. Included in the $4.2 billion in state and federal funding expected to be available over the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

The public power option should be a community decision

May 12, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

​​​​Dozens of communities contact the American Public Power Association every year, seeking information on public power and the process of forming a public power utility. Currently, many cities are exploring public power as an avenue to achieve greater access to […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

PennDOT releases long-range plan for transportation project investments

May 12, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently released its 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), establishing the priorities and critical transportation strategies that will guide project investments. “Long-range planning is an important function of PennDOT in that it compels us to […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority names Randy Clarke as general manager, CEO

May 12, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board Of Directors recently named Randy Clarke as the agency’s next general manager and CEO. “With the current challenges facing Metro, we knew we needed to find an accomplished and innovative executive who […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Three Ways Utilities Can Accelerate EV Adoption

May 11, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Electric vehicles are coming. Do you hear them? (Probably not.) The exact speed of our collective embrace of electric vehicles (EVs) will vary around the country—due to factors such as EV familiarity, vehicle availability, purchase prices and incentives—but the cars […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Exelon earnings fall after generation spin-off, but clean energy plans promise increased growth

May 11, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Slimming down its operations to improve the bottom line by focusing on transmission and distribution and separating out its generation assets had a small impact on Exelon’s net income in the first quarter of 2022. The change lowered first-quarter earnings […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Financing Waste Infrastructure with Environmental Credits

May 11, 2022

Via: Waste360

There’s money to made in using carbon credits, but it’s a complicated matter. That’s what three speakers involved in low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) financing pointed out in the session, “Leading with LCFS: Financing Waste Infrastructure with Environmental Credits,” at […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Oregon DOT commits $100M to strengthen public EV charging network

May 10, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced it would commit $100 million to Oregon’s public electric vehicle charging network over the next five years. The charging network will be placed across several major road corridors and increase access to […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Pennsylvania legislation would modernize management of state’s public transportation systems

May 10, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

Legislation soon to be introduced in the state Senate would modernize the management of the state’s public transportation systems. The legislation would update Title 74 to provide predictability in capital funding and increase local control in transit decisions. The bill […]