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Stanley Consultants’ Florida projects honored for excellence

Sarasota and Tampa, Fla. — Two of Stanley Consultants’ projects in Florida have been recognized for excellence by professional associations. The Florida Stormwater Association (FSA) awarded the Sarasota County Celery Fields Regional Stormwater Facility Expansion with an Outstanding Achievement Award, and the Florida Transportation Builders Association (FTBA) awarded a project on the University of Tampa campus with the Best in Construction Award in the Utility Coordination – Damage Prevention Category.

Klotz Associates opens office in Fort Worth

Dallas — Klotz Associates opened a new office in Fort Worth, Texas. The Fort Worth office will expand the reach of the engineering firm, which already serves a large part of the state from offices in Houston, Lufkin, San Antonio and Austin. Duane M. Hengst, P.E., will serve as the regional manager for the new office.

Ohio River Bridges lawsuit dismissed

Louisville, Ky. — The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to halt construction of the $2.3 billion Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. The unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel said an organization opposed to the project failed to raise a single factual issue to support its allegations that the project’s state partners — the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) — violated federal environmental and civil rights laws in carrying out the project.

New AASHTO design guide to improve integration of transit facilities in roadway environment

Washington, D.C. — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials created a design guide to help transportation planners successfully integrate transit facilities into the roadway environment. The Guide for Geometric Design of Transit Facilities on Highways and Streets is a user-friendly publication that provides a single, comprehensive reference of current best-practices for a wide range of transit facilities including buses, high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, streetcars, and light rail transit systems.

Standard approved for intumescent coatings to protect structural steel in fire

W. Conshohocken, Pa. — Intumescent coatings produce an insulating char when activated by heat or flame. Such coatings are designed to safeguard the structural integrity of steel under fire conditions and to maintain safe temperatures for a specified period of time. A new ASTM standard will cover the specification, application and inspection of intumescent fire-resistant materials to structural steel.

Student’s solar-powered lens purifies polluted water

Buffalo, N.Y. — Water may appear to be an abundant resource, but in some parts of the world clean water is hard to come by. That could change through the work of Deshawn Henry, a University at Buffalo sophomore civil engineering major, who researched how to improve a 6-foot-tall, self-sustaining magnifying glass.

Florida advances $806.7 million for six transportation projects

Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the advancement of more than $806 million for six major transportation projects throughout the state that will enhance safety, relieve congestion and increase mobility for Florida’s families. Projects slated for advancement include I-75 in the Tampa Bay region, I-95 in Daytona Beach, US-41 in the Sarasota area, SR 821 in Miami-Dade, I-295 in Jacksonville and SR-30 in Bay County.

Pennsylvania boosts 12-Year transportation program

Gettysburg, Pa. — Governor Tom Corbett announced that the State Transportation Commission, building on the Act 89 transportation plan, has updated Pennsylvania’s 12-Year Transportation Program with a sizeable boost in much needed transportation improvements. The new plan anticipates $63.2 billion being available over the next 12 years for improvements to roads, bridges, transit systems, airports and railroads. That compares with $41.6 billion in the last update two years ago.

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