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IECA enters cooperative agreement with UNESCO

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One Board of Directors recently approved a cooperation agreement with UNESCO Bureau of Sciences for Latin America and the Caribbean through its International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO IHP-LAC).

Four winning cities announced for Every Place Counts Design Challenge

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the four winning cities of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Every Place Counts Design Challenge, which aims to raise awareness and identify inclusive community design solutions that bridge the infrastructure divide and reconnect people to opportunity.

NACTO releases policy recommendations for future of automated vehicles

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an organization that represents more than 40 major cities in the United States, released a policy statement on automated vehicles, including its recommendations for incorporating this new disruptive technology into cities’ transportation networks.

U.S. DOT releases 2016 geographic databases

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released the 2016 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD). The NTAD is a compilation of datasets representing the nation’s transportation infrastructure, including more than 500,000 miles of roadway, over 600,000 bridges, and in excess of 19,000 airports.

Grand Prairie selects engineering team to update stormwater master plan

The City of Grand Prairie, Texas, has tasked McKim & Creed, Inc. with providing program oversight as well as professional engineering services for an update to its stormwater master plan. The project team — headed by McKim & Creed and including Burton Johnson Engineering, Inc., RLG Consulting Engineers, Halff Associates and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. — will update Grand Prairie’s stormwater master plan, assess problem drainage areas, and identify methods for alleviating localized neighborhood flooding.

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