The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Idaho a C- on its infrastructure report card. Bridges were awarded a D, and roads were given a C-, and when combined with water infrastructure, the overall grade of C- indicates the state's infrastructure is "mediocre and in need of attention."
Terminal Development Program Industry Day The Omaha Airport Authority invites interested contractors, design and engineering professionals to attend a presentation of the upcoming business opportunities for the design and construction of, and the staff augmentation support for, the Terminal Development Program at Eppley Airfield, Omaha, Nebraska. Register here to join us June 13th.
Matthew Kopko, a US Department of Transportation advisor, said nine out of every 10 riders on the rail system that travels underneath the Hudson River are New Jersey residents, and that makes the proposed Gateway Tunnel a local project. The Trump administration wants New York and New Jersey to cover most of the project's estimated $30 billion cost.
The Washington Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Kiewit Infrastructure West to tear down the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The aging viaduct is being replaced by a tunnel, but the details of the contract have not been finalized.
A topping-out ceremony was held for a 685-foot residential tower in Austin, Texas. The $300 million project reportedly will be the tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi and the tallest building in Austin.
The 2019 fiscal year Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill has cleared the House Appropriations Committee. The bill provides funding for airports, roads, bridges and rail construction, and it recommends allocating $71.8 billion for discretionary spending.
The personal automobile has shaped the design of urban landscapes for a century. In the future, autonomous vehicles could reshape urban design by reducing the need for parking garages and off-street parking and altering the design of buildings.
California Mayors Sam Liccardo, Mark Farrell and Libby Schaaf on Monday encouraged voters to approve Regional Measure 3, which proposes raising tolls on seven state-owned bridges in the Bay Area, during June 5 voting. "RM3 is about saving the planet and saving our sanity," said Oakland Mayor Schaaf.
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On June 5, California voters will consider a ballot measure that would provide $4.1 billion in funding for the state's parks, beaches, wildlife, forests and water assets. Voters have not approved a similar measure since 2006, and political leaders and environmental groups have backed the current proposal.
St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri plans to build a 400-megawatt wind farm in Adair and Schuyler counties, but the Public Service Commission still must approve the project. The wind farm would include 175 wind turbines, producing enough power for 120,000 homes.
If you struggle to actively listen, try committing to the moment and striving to understand the speaker's message and the emotions behind it. "Get into a place of understanding, where you're both speaking the same language, figuratively and literally," Stephanie Vozza writes.
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