Water – a critical component of sustainability for municipalities

For several days after floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city of Beaumont, the city’s 120,000 residents lost water service when several main water intake pumps fell victim to the flood. Beaumont and other cities in the path of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, from Texas to Florida to the Carolinas, are experiencing similar fates with […]

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Storm costs nearing $200B; contracting opportunities surge

Estimates of what it will cost to address the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Harvey continue to climb. Companies of every size and type are burning up the phones attempting to get information. Some hope to provide immediate assistance while others are more interested in long-term rebuilding opportunities. Texas communities desperately need both types of assistance, […]

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Damage estimate for Harvey could reach $160 billion making it the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. A Guide for contractors wanting to help Texas

Estimates of what it will cost to address the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Harvey are projected to be somewhere in the range of $160 billion, with Texas accounting for most of that total. Hard to believe that it would be possible to have enough damage to equal the combined total cost of Hurricane Katrina and […]

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Public transportation needs drive large spending projections nationwide

Public transportation needs are great in the U.S. but the good news is that elected officials, taxpayers and the public at large obviously want to address the needs. Throughout the country, there is proof that citizens want to see public transportation needs addressed quickly. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently declared a state of emergency […]

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Contracting opportunities more abundant now at the local levels of government…a trend to watch!

At a time when there is scant funding for roads, bridges, water treatment plants, broadband expansion and airport expansions, there seems to be ample funding for urban renewal in most of the country’s major cities. The reason is understandable…infrastructure projects are large and have usually been funded by the state or federal government. Unfortunately, that’s […]

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Ready to hop into a driverless vehicle? Opportunities to ride are abundant!

From Boston to Austin, autonomous vehicles are being tested on city streets. It’s so common that the driverless cars are no longer head-turners. Some estimates are that 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020.  But, the introduction of  new multi-passenger self-driving shuttles are still turning heads. These vehicles are grabbing the attention […]

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