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U.S. DOT celebrates opening of Silver Line Metrorail in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. — On July 26, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) officials celebrated the opening of the first phase of the Silver Line — the largest expansion of Metrorail service in 20 years — connecting the nation’s capital to Tysons Corner and the Reston area of Fairfax County.

Gannett Fleming exceeds corporate sustainability goals

Harrisburg, Pa. — Gannett Fleming, Inc. has released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report: We See the World through a Sustainable Lens, highlighting stories and metrics on how it achieved sustainability goals one year ahead of schedule.

U.S. DOT celebrates Tucson Streetcar opening

Tucson, Ariz. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) celebrated the grand opening of the Sun Link Streetcar line. The new line will significantly improve transit options for thousands of area residents and connect major activity centers in downtown Tucson with health care facilities, the University of Arizona and other regional attractions.

TCA reopens judging of 2014 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program to Facebook fans

Mt. Vernon, Iowa — The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system – will reopen judging of the 2014 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program to their Facebook fans. According to Mitch Bloomquist, managing director of the TCA, this phase of the awards program will give the association’s Facebook fans the opportunity to weigh in on their favorite tilt-up project.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra to kick off 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

Washington, D.C. — The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) announced that General Motors CEO Mary Barra will kick off the 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) on Sunday, September 7 in Detroit, with an opening keynote speech that will address the changing transportation environment around the world as well as the rapidly evolving technology of connected, autonomous, and electric vehicles.

22 states represented at Transportation Advocacy Workshop

Washington, D.C. — Building broad coalitions, developing strong partnerships with the governor, state legislators and public agency officials, and creating an integrated communications plan that delivers consistent messages to the public about the value and benefits of the resulting infrastructure improvements are three keys to success in boosting transportation investment at the state and local level.

HNTB-led Mathews Bridge repair earns multiple awards

Jacksonville, Fla. — The John E. Mathews Bridge, spanning the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Fla., was severely damaged by ship impact in late September 2013. HNTB Corporation was called to be part of the repair team for the span’s rapid rehabilitation that October. As of today, the project has been honored with eight industry awards and is nominated for several more.

Complete Plastic Pipes Conference papers now online

North Yorkshire, U.K. — The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has a new website that will provide technical and commercial information for the plastic pipe industry worldwide. As of today, the association has published an online database that contains all of its papers since the first 1970 conference in Southampton, U.K.

GEI supports successful FERC licensing for Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project

Sacramento, Calif. — GEI Consultants, Inc. announced that client Eagle Crest Energy Company has received its license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its Eagle Mountain pumped storage hydroelectric project. FERC has authorized a total of 24 pumped storage projects that are constructed and in operation, with a total installed capacity of approximately 16,500 megawatts. Most of these projects were authorized more than 30 years ago.

EPA kicks off third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge to develop innovative approaches to stormwater management

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its third-annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a prize contest that engages college students in developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change. Through Campus RainWorks, teams of undergraduate and graduate students, working with a faculty advisor, develop a proposed green infrastructure project for the campus, showing how managing stormwater at its source can benefit the community and the environment.

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