Santa Clara County (Calif.) Valley Transportation Authority has selected Kansas, Mo.-based HNTB as consultant for preliminary engineering, final design and construction services for the 10.3-mile Bay Area Rapid Transit Line Segment Extension. The project is the first leg of the $4.14 million, 16.3-mile extension of BART into Milpitas, downtown San Jose and Santa Clara.
MTA New York City Transit has contracted with a joint venture of New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff and London-based Bovis Lend Lease to provide construction management services for the $750 million Fulton Street Transit Center, which will link 12 subway lines and will be completed in 2007.
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners has contracted with local Ford, Buick and GMC truck dealers to provide 53 vehicles powered by clean-burning compressed natural gas for use by various divisions of Los Angeles World Airports, which operates four airports in Southern California. The vehicles include 34 light-duty utility trucks, 14 pickup trucks and five vans.
Jersey City, N.J., has contracted with New York-based Vollmer Associates to design streetscape enhancements and roadway improvements, including traffic-calming measures.
Fairfax County, Va., has contracted with locally based Federal Engineering to provide technical assistance and outsourced personnel for voice and wireless communications.
Jefferson County, Ill., has contracted with St, Charles, Ill.-based Sidwell to develop a countywide GIS. The company will create digital orthophotography and convert the county’s mapping system.
Aspen, Colo., has contracted with Aurora, Colo.-based Merrick to provide aerial photography, survey control, contours, a digital terrain model and digital orthophotography.
Hamilton County, Ind., has contracted with Indianapolis-based Innovative Mapping Solutions to distribute the county’s GIS data.
Ozaukee County, Wis., has contracted with Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based HRG Technology Group to create a spatial database that depicts street centerlines for roads countywide.
Montgomery County, Pa., has contracted with St. Paul, Minn.-based Lawson Software to provide a software package that will provide financial analysis and reporting capabilities, streamline purchasing processes and permit retrieval and exchange of financial data across the county’s departments.
Rice Lake, Wis.-based Rice Lake Weighing Systems has purchased the assets of Jasper, Ala.-based Powell All-Steel Scales.
Tyler, Texas-based Teletouch Communications has purchased the paging assets of Atlanta, Ga.-based Paging Network.
Meriden, Conn.-based ABS Pumps and Pumpex, both divisions of Cardo Pump Group, have merged their global operations into ABS Pumps.
Itron, a technology provider for the energy and water industries, based in Spokane, Wash., has purchased Oconee, S.C.-based Schlumberger Limited’s electricity metering products business.
Tustin, Calif.-based AccuPoll has acquired New York-based NTS Data Services. The combined company will provide voter registration and election-related products and services to more than 60 counties in six states across the country.
Tucson Electric Power in Arizona, has contracted with CorDaptix, a customer care and billing company in San Francisco, Calif., to help with interval data and billing options, sales and marketing features and options for consumers who need special arrangements for bill paying.
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The Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce has received an award from Atlanta-based CoreNet Global for the use of the Internet for economic development. The winning project, called the Oklahoma City Economic Development Information System, assists in the site selection and business attraction process.
Asbury Park, N.J., has received an Achievement in Planning Award for it’s Scattered Site Redevelopment Program from the Trenton, N.J.-based New Jersey Business and Industry Association. Developed by Middletown, N.J.-based T&M Associates, the program was initiated to enhance the neighborhoods and commercial areas near vacated properties that had deteriorated.
The Denver Regional Transportation District has won the Rail Transit Achievement Award from the Washington, D.C.-based American Public Transportation Association for its ability to troubleshoot maintenance problems.
Sanford Riverwalk in Sanford, Fla., has won the 2004 Environmental Project of the Year from the Kansas City, Mo.-based American Public Works Association for its 1.2-mile, $11 million, multi-use trail and road system that eventually will span five miles along the St. Johns River.
Augusta-Richmond County, Ga., has contracted with Atlanta-based Heery International to serve as program manager for projects funded by the county’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V. The tax is expected to generate more than $300 million for capital projects, including a new justice center.
San Francisco has contracted with San Diego-based Ninyo & Moore to provide geotechnical consulting services for a fire station. The building has moved and suffered some stress as a result. After studying the building, the firm will present a report detailing its findings and recommendations.
Jacksonville International Airport in Florida has contracted with FKI Logistex, a provider of baggage handling systems, to retrofit and upgrade the airport’s baggage identification system.
Orange County, Calif., has contracted with San Diego-based Syska Hennessy Group to design a 10.4 megawatt cogeneration plant at the Civic Center in Santa Ana, Calif.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District has contracted with San Diego-based Berryman & Henigar to assess the health conditions of regional wetlands in the area.