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Herndon, Va., has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Chicago-based Government Finance Officers of the United States and Canada.
Houston-based Veolia Water has received the Public-Private Partnership Award from the Washington-based National Council for Public-Private Partnerships.
Cambridge, Mass.-based CDM has received the National Design-Build Award for water projects under $15 million from the Washington-based Design-Build Institute of America. Overland Park, Kan.-based Black & Veatch has received a 2004 National Design-Build Award for water projects over $15 million.
Greensboro, N.C., has received the 2004 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement from the Washington-based Environmental Protection Agency.
Chicago has received a Structure Award in the Strengthening/Rehabilitation Category from the Phoenix-based Post-Tensioning Institute.
Port St. Lucie, Fla., Police Department has received the Quality in Law Enforcement Award from the Alexandria, Va.-based International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Columbia, Md.-based Telvent GIT, an IT services provider, has acquired a majority equity stake in Fort Collins, Colo.-based Miner & Miner, developer of utility GIS software.
Los Angeles-based GFI Energy Ventures, an equity investor, has acquired a majority share of San Francisco-based SPL Worldgroup, a software provider for gas, water and wastewater utilities.
Charlotte, N.C.-based SPX, a technical product and systems provider, has sold its Boppard, Germany-based Bomag compaction equipment business to Bordeaux, France-based road building equipment manufacturer Fayat for $446 million.
Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Forensic Logic, a law enforcement technology provider, has joined New York-based software provider NetConnect Partners’ public safety vendor consortium, NetConnect Alliance.
Wilton, Conn.-based GE Infrastructure, a utilities technology infrastructure company and a division of Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric, has acquired Watertown, Mass.-based Ionics, a wastewater treatment and water purification firm, in a cash merger of $1.1 billion plus the assumption of existing debt.
Hazlehurst, Ga., has signed a 10-year performance contract with Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls to replace 2,450 residential and commercial water meters.
The Washington-based American Public Works Association and the Washington-based International City/County Management Association have entered into a cooperative agreement with the Washington-based Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wastewater Management to conduct education and outreach on environmental management systems.
Mayors from 50 cities nationwide are launching a national campaign to fight uncontrolled diabetes, sponsored by Washington-based United States Conference of Mayors.
Kentucky has renewed its contract with Reston, Va.-based Tier Technologies for payment processing at its child support agency.
Macomb County, Mich., will use North Canton, Ohio-based Diebold Election Systems’ to provide optical scan voting machines in future elections.
Alameda, Calif., has hired Oakland, Calif.-based Ninyo & Moore to provide geotechnical and environmental services.
Water, water everywhere
Lake Forest, Calif., has contracted with Omaha, Neb.-based HDR and Oceanside, Calif.-based Filanc Construction to design and construct a 20-million-gallon-per-day pretreatment water system.
Orlando, Fla.-based PBS&J has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Hørsholm, Denmark-based DHI Water & Environment to promote technological tools and expertise for flood modeling and watershed management.
Gainesville, Ga., has contracted with Erlanger, Ky.-based Aquionics to provide wastewater treatment systems to expand the Flat Creek Water Reclamation Facility to treat a discharge of 12 million gallons per day.
Hampton Roads, Va., has contracted with Pittsburgh-based Emerson Process Management to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant control systems.
Sarasota County, Fla., has contracted with San Diego-based Berryman & Henigar for three years to provide water resources engineering services.
Chalfont, Pa.-based Forest Park Water has contracted with Vineland, N.J.-based USFilter to retrofit a conventional water treatment plant with a new membrane system.
Wichita, Kan., has contracted with Kansas City, Mo.-based HNTB Architecture to design the new, $150 million, 240,000 square feet, two-level terminal and concourse at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.
Knoxville, Tenn., Area Transit has purchased four Opus low-floor buses from Wichita, Kan.-based Optima Bus. In addition, the Salt Lake City Transit Authority has purchased 15 Opus low-floor buses.
Charlotte, N.C., has contracted with San Francisco-based URS to lead a team of consulting firms in the conceptual design of a modern streetcar line, part of the Charlotte Area Transit System’s 2025 Transit Plan.
The Utah Department of Transportation has contracted with New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff to develop an alternatives analysis and environmental impact statement for approximately 65 miles along the Interstate 15 corridor in Utah and Salt Lake counties.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has contracted with Alpharetta, Ga.-based Mactec to provide construction plans and specifications for the State Route 10 Loop and Peter Street/Olympic Drive interchange project in rapidly growing Athens, Ga.