Infrastructure

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April 28, 2017

Industry experts and government officials fear that when President Donald Trump’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure plan is finally “laid out,” water infrastructure projects could largely be “left out.”

April 25, 2017

A billionaire real estate developer advising President Trump on infrastructure issues suggested Monday that a reluctance by federal lawmakers to increase taxes was a main reason the U.S. faces difficulties building and maintaining public works. "The states have been much more courageous than the... read more

April 20, 2017

What do Alaska, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Maine have in common? They're among the 17 states that saw at least a 10 percent increase in the number of state and local agency bids and requests for proposal between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017, according to a new Onvia report.

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April 20, 2017

Infrastructure failures are always costly, dangerous and often disastrous. They are occurring all too often these days and are simply symptomatic of the overall state of the country’s infrastructure. 

April 18, 2017

It's crunch time in Missouri, where muni broadband supporters are seeking to defeat SB 186 - a bill that eliminates communities' rights to build public-owned broadband networks, effectively crippling jurisdictions' economies. Though the passage might be uncertain, there's a chance that... read more

April 13, 2017

Systems integrators and infrastructure vendors are learning that the best time to propose a smart building solution to property owners is often before the first lease is even signed. They say building owners who wire their buildings for connectivity and bandwidth will save money in the long run... read more

April 12, 2017

The key is to ask, and answer, the right questions. The next 15 years are shaping up to be an exceptional period of opportunity for infrastructure finance. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the world needs to invest almost $50 trillion in infrastructure by 2030 just to keep up with... read more

April 12, 2017

On April 4, Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao spoke to a group of business leaders at a town hall-style event with business CEOs and suggested that an infrastructure package could come as soon as May. While the administration had previously shelved infrastructure plans... read more

Transportation is one of the biggest issues facing cities today, and autonomous cars offer a tantalizing solution for the future. A concept that bridges the areas of infrastructure, IoT, data, the sharing economy and even the entire model of vehicle ownership, the subject of connected, self-... read more

April 10, 2017

Dallas officials blame computer hacking for setting off emergency sirens throughout the city early Saturday. Rocky Vaz, director of Dallas' Office of Emergency Management, said all 156 of the city's sirens were activated more than a dozen times.

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