The Chicago Department of Transportation has contracted with New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff to perform biennial and fracture critical bridge inspections for all of the city’s bridges, totaling more than 360 structures. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has contracted with the firm to design a five-mile toll road extension that will connect Pittsburgh International Airport to I-79 and the Mon Fayette Expressway.
The Atlanta Regional Commission has contracted with Kansas City, Mo.-based HNTB to update its congestion management system.
Chicago’s Department of Aviation has contracted with locally based Chicago Airport Resources to supervise the Capital Improvement Program at O’Hare and Midway airports.
The Maryland Department of Transportation has contracted with San Francisco-based URS to provide general engineering consulting services for the Intercounty Connector project located in the Washington metropolitan area.
Champaign and Winnetka, Ill., have contracted with Southfield, Mich.-based Rich and Associates to conduct separate parking demand and feasibility studies to determine current and future parking demands.
Hampton, Va., has contracted with Rockville, Md.-based Lagan to provide a 311 call center for non-emergency issues.
San Bernardino County, Calif., has contracted with Dublin, Calif.-based Accela to provide e-government services to residents. Sacramento, Calif., also has contracted with the company for Web-based land management software.
The New York Department of Transportation has placed an order for 84 System 1200 GPS surveying instruments from Switzerland-based Leica Geosystems.
Los Gatos, Calif., has contracted with Manhattan, Kan.-based CivicPlus to design, develop and host its Web site and to provide a site content management system.
Tompkins County, N.Y., Information Technology Services Office has contracted with Westminster, Colo.-based Hitachi Software to improve the county’s building data.
Charlotte, N.C., has contracted with San Rafael, Calif.-based Autodesk to provide software that will allow building officials to share design files with developers and county agencies.
Houston has contracted with Atlanta-based Cingular Wireless to provide voice and data services to city employees.
And the winner is…
The Florida Government Utility has received awards for safety and operational excellence for its six wastewater treatment facilities operated by Severn Trent Services from the Florida Water Environment Association.
Seward, Alaska; Canoga Park, Calif.; Lauderhill and Pompano Beach, Fla.; Port Huron, Mich.; Willmar, Minn.; Carrolton, Mo.; Georgetown County and Orangeburg County, S.C.; and Winchester, Va., have received the All-American City Award in recognition of civic excellence from Atlanta-based National Civic League.
Judge Jack Jones of Jefferson County, Ark., has received the Ed Hurley Memorial Paper Recycling Award from the Washington-based American Forest & Paper Recycling Association for his recycling efforts. Clearwater, Fla.’s Solid Waste and Recycling Department and Oconee County, S.C., Solid Waste have received the Community Recycling Award from the association.
Cropwell, Ala.-based Fisher Tank has received the Reservoir Tank of the Year award for a 5-million-gallon tank built for Huntsville, Ala., Utilities from the Lake Zurich, Ill.-based Steel Plate Fabricators Association.
Water, water everywhere
Brookline, Mass., has contracted with Cleveland-based Hexagram to automate the Water & Sewer Division’s meter reading system.
The Sacramento, Calif., County Regional Sanitation District has contracted with San Francisco-based URS to design the $65 million Upper Northwest Interceptor Tunnel Project.
Shreveport, La., and Toledo, Ohio, have contracted with Richmond, Va.-based Infilco Degremont to use the company’s clarifier/thickener technology for wastewater treatment.
Colorado Spring, Colo., Utilities has contracted with St. Louis-based Insituform Technologies to provide sewer rehabilitation and replacement.
The Washington-based Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recognized Broomfield, Colo.-based MWH Constructors for its safety performance at the Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project in Houston.
New York-based Westchester Joint Water Works has contracted with Oakville, Ontario-based Zenon Environmental to build a drinking water treatment plant.
Middleton, Ohio-based Contech Construction Products has agreed to purchase Dayton, Ohio-based CON / SPAN Bridge Systems and Cincinnati-based BridgeTek. The company also announced plans to move its headquarters to West Chester, Ohio.
Roseville, Minn.-based USFilter has announced the formation of the Environmental Services Group, which will bring together brands for media and services in groundwater, air and process water treatment.
West Fargo, N.D.-based Bobcat has announced the opening of an additional factory in Georgia and an enlarged production and research and development facility in Minnesota for compact equipment attachments.
Castle Hayne, N.C.-based VisionAIR has acquired management of NetConnect Alliance, a group of vendors.
Middleton, Ohio-based Stormwater Management and Scarborough, Maine-based Vortechnics have merged to form Stormwater360, which will provide treatment technologies, including filtration and hydrodynamic separation.
Redlands, Calif.-based ESRI has joined with MRO Software to provide customers with a geographic framework for decision support and work planning.