Revamping America’s first responder infrastructure – An untapped market for contractors

The National Fire Department Registry lists more than 52,290 registered fire stations in America, which are managed by approximately 1.2 million career, volunteer and civilian personnel. A similar list of state police departments in the U.S. outlines more than 19,000 local police facilities, 11,788 local police departments and 2,889 sheriff’s offices –  this first-responder segment […]

Old lead-infested water pipelines are being replaced at a rapid pace throughout America

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that $3 billion funding is available to replace old water distribution pipelines to ensure safe public drinking water throughout the U.S. Congress allocated the revenue to protect citizens from the harmful effects of lead-infested water on public health. Lead contaminants are all too common when pipelines are old […]

Another $20 billion is announced for transit projects in America

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced another $20.5 billion in federal funding to support transit projects this year throughout the U.S. The FTA had previously announced $9.9 billion in funding, and this new announcement includes those funds plus quite a bit more. The investment in America’s transit infrastructure will […]

Affordable Housing Projects Are Offered Numerous Incentives, Funding Support and More

Feb. 7, 2024 by Mary Scott Nabers Some people know about Public Facility Corporations (PFCs), but only a few, it seems. Public officials, however, are very familiar with PFCs because affordable housing and essential housing facilities are at the top of their priority list. PFCs are commonly involved in delivering housing options throughout the country. A […]

Some of the largest infrastructure projects will involve tunnels

Aging tunnels in America, coupled with the country’s continued growth, have created an extremely high demand for attention. The imminent repair and replacement will result in significant growth in the tunnel construction market in North America over the next several years. Thousands of tunnels are in dire need of attention because every state has hundreds, […]

Hundreds of Bridge Repair and Replacement Projects Will Launch Soon

It is shocking to realize that more than 42% of America’s 617,000 bridges are more than half a century old, and one-third of them are in dire need of repair or replacement. Even more sobering is the fact that 46,000 U.S. bridges are considered structurally deficient or in poor condition, given that 178 million trips […]

Water infrastructure upgrades and expansion projects will likely reach historic numbers in 2024

by Mary Scott Nabers When the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL) went into effect in 2021, it included the largest funding allocation ever made for water infrastructure – $55 billion for projects to improve access to clean drinking water throughout the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was selected to allocate these funds to state and […]