If you build it
The California Department of General Services has contracted with Phoenix-based Kitchell to manage renovation of two 18-story towers in downtown Sacramento. The project includes construction of a two-story, 5,000-square-foot lobby building that will connect the existing towers.
Temecula, Calif., has contracted with San Diego-based Ninyo & Moore to provide on-call geotechnical and materials testing services for various capital improvement projects.
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Rhode Island has contracted with Rochester, N.Y.-based Pictometry International to provide digital, aerial oblique imagery and measuring software for use in a 911 application that is being tested.
Rio Rancho, N.M., has contracted with Los Gatos, Calif.-based Firetide to provide wireless mesh network equipment for emergency services and first responders. Kittaning, Pa., has contracted with the company to install wireless video surveillance mesh equipment.
O’Fallon, Ill., has contracted with St. Louis-based Horner & Shifrin to design a roundabout at a busy intersection that is expected to see traffic increase when a future Sports Complex and Community Park opens.
Burbank, Calif., has changed the name of its public transit program from Burbank Local Transit to Burbank Bus. It also launched two new fixed-route services to downtown and areas around Bob Hope Airport.
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has contracted with Anniston, Ala.-based North American Bus Industries to provide 92 buses with diesel engines produced by Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar. The buses will replace older buses powered by compressed natural gas.
The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority has contracted with Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based New Flyer Industries to provide 50 hybrid engine buses produced by General Motors’ Allison Transmission division, based in Indianapolis.
New York City Transit/MTA Bus has contracted with Greensboro, N.C.-based DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America to provide 216 hybrid-electric buses for the city and 284 for MTA.
The Georgia Governor’s Commission on Sandy Springs has selected Englewood, Colo.-based CH2M HILL-OMI to provide a full range of administrative and technical services, including human resources, public works, and planning and zoning, for the new city.
The Virginia Department of Corrections has signed an $8.2 million, 15-year performance contract with Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls to reduce annual energy and operational expenditures through infrastructure improvements at four correctional centers.
Granite City, Ill., has contracted with Wheat Ridge, Colo.-based Metals Treatment Technologies to recover and treat lead from the city’s Police Department Firing Range training facility.
Millbrae, Calif., has contracted with San Francisco-based Chevron Energy Solutions to build a facility at the city’s Water Pollution Control Plant that will generate on-site electricity from restaurant kitchen grease and other organic matter.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has contracted with San Diego-based Active Public Enterprise Group and New York-based aXcess Partners Worldwide to execute a marketing and sponsorship program. The joint venture has created ImPAct Live Media to generate new revenue sources for the agency.
Oakland, Calif., has contracted with Victoria, British Columbia, Canada-based Municipal Software to provide an integrated permitting and code enforcement tracking system for the city’s Community and Economic Development Agency.
The Houston Metropolitan Planning Organization has contracted with Oakland, Calif.-based Citilabs to provide software for transportation planning and modeling.
Coronado, Calif.; Lomita, Calif.; Port Jervis, N.Y.; Somerton, Ariz.; and Taylorsville, Ill., each have contracted with Dubuque, Iowa-based CarteGraph to provide software to manage public works assets and employees.
The Seneca County, Ohio, Auditor’s Office has contracted with Columbus, Ohio-based Digital Data Technologies to develop, host and maintain its Web site, which includes real estate tax information, property sketches and GIS information.
The Illinois Section of the Denver-based American Water Works Association has contracted with B&W Control Systems Integration, a subsidiary of Crystal Lake, Ill.-based Baxter & Woodman, to provide customized Internet software to improve membership services.
And the winner is…
Long Beach, Calif.-based Earth Tech has received the Green Mountain Voluntary Protection Program award from the Vermont Occupational Health and Safety Administration for excellence in occupational safety and health at the St. Johnsbury wastewater plant facility.
Rockford, Ill.; Kettering, Ohio; Hudson, Ohio; Newburyport, Mass.; Loveland, Ohio; Meredith, N.H.; and Lewes, Del.; have won landscaping awards from Columbus, Ohio-based America in Bloom.
Sierra Madre, Calif., and Irvine, Calif.-based RBF Consulting have received a Leadership and Service Award from the Washington-based American Planning Association for an education series.
The Chicago Department of Planning and Development; Kennewick, Wash.; and Tinley Park, Ill.; each have won awards from the Washington-based International Economic Development Council for their economic development Web sites.
The Syracuse, Ind., Wastewater Treatment Plant and the LaGrange, Ind., Wastewater Treatment Plant each have received a Municipal Safety Award from the Indianapolis-based Indiana Water Environment Association.