Sacramento, Calif., has contracted with New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff to design a connection between downtown and the riverfront area that will pass over Interstate 5. Options include a bike/pedestrian structure, and a full decking and covering of a quarter-mile section of the interstate.
Durango, Colo., has contracted with Columbia, S.C.-based Wilbur Smith Associates to conduct a feasibility study for a downtown multi-modal transit center.
The city and county of San Francisco have contracted with Kansas City, Mo.-based HNTB to provide planning services for various projects at San Francisco International Airport.
Foothill Transit, a transit agency that serves suburban Los Angeles, has contracted with Woodland Hills, Calif.-based North American Bus Industries to provide 40 low-floor buses.
The Austin-San Antonio Intermunicipal Commuter Rail District has contracted with Orlando, Fla.-based PBS&J and its team of eight subcontractors to provide program management services for the construction of a 110-mile commuter rail line. It is estimated the line will be completed in seven years.
If you build it…
Charlotte, N.C., has contracted with Alpharetta, Ga.-based Mactec Engineering & Consulting to provide construction materials testing and special inspection services during construction of the Charlotte Arena, a $165.5 million multipurpose facility that will be the home of the Charlotte Bobcats professional basketball team.
Chisago County, Minn., has contracted with Minneapolis-based KKE Architects to design three new libraries.
The New Haven, Conn., Police Department has contracted with San Diego-based ImageWare Systems to provide software to streamline juvenile and adult booking and investigative procedures. The software will allow the department to store and retrieve criminal mug shots and data.
The Seattle Housing Authority has contracted with Washington, D.C.-based CGI to provide an electronic document management system.
The Metro Government of Nashville, Tenn., and Davidson County, Tenn., has contracted with Dublin, Calif.-based Accela to provide software for a centralized database that will streamline permit application and tracking, building inspection, planning, zoning, licensing and code enforcement processes.
Walnut Creek, Calif., has contracted with Columbia, Md.-based Metastorm to provide software to automate its tracking of public works projects.
Philadelphia has contracted with Sacramento, Calif.-based Hansen Information Technologies to provide software that will allow residents and businesses to apply for permits and licenses online.
Henderson County, Ill., has contracted with St. Charles, Ill.-based Sidwell to develop a GIS.
Water, water everywhere
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has contracted with Dayton, Ohio-based Woolpert to assist in reducing the infiltration of stormwater into its sanitary sewer system. The firm will examine sewer lines to locate defects.
Colorado Springs (Colo.) Utilities has contracted with San Francisco-based URS to provide engineering and construction services for the construction of three groundwater treatment facilities and three wells.
Dallas has contracted with Wheaton, Ill.-based RJN Group to perform an inflow/infiltration study of the Upper White Rock East Drainage Basin.
New Albany, Ind., has contracted with St. Louis-based Paric to manage the $20.3 million renovation and expansion of a wastewater treatment plant.
Winnebago County, Wis., has contracted with Brookfield, Wis.-based R.A. Smith & Associates to review plans for stormwater management and erosion control in proposed developments.
Pell City, Ala., has contracted with Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls to install 4,700 water meters that can be read by a radio transmitter.
The Greater Johnstown (Pa.) Water Authority has contracted with Palm Desert, Calif.-based USFilter to provide a microfiltration system for a new 4-mgd drinking water plant in Cambria County, Pa.
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has contracted with Fort Washington, Pa.-based Severn Trent Services to provide a water-testing system that will monitor the presence of chemical and organic contaminants and thereby help the authority meet the requirements of the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act.