infrastructure

USDOT Build Funding 2019 Application Period Open

April 26, 2019 / Comments Off on USDOT Build Funding 2019 Application Period Open

Fund Your Transportation Project The “BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant” is a $900 million competitive funding program which supports transportation infrastructure projects that have a local or regional impact. State, local and tribal governments, including U.S. territories, transit agencies, port authorities, organizations, and other various subdivisions are eligible to participate and receive funding. This is the tenth round of the […]

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The Future of Transportation

June 22, 2018 / Comments Off on The Future of Transportation

This is the latest installment in ESI’s ‘Future of’ series, where industry experts look at cutting-edge trends impacting the way we live, work, and travel in urban settings. In a prior installment, we focused on the future of real estate. In this week’s Present Value, we examine the future of transportation, looking at the effects […]

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Cross-Sector Coalition Explores the Economic and Social Impact of Smart Cities

April 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Cross-Sector Coalition Explores the Economic and Social Impact of Smart Cities

Corporate, government, and academic experts join forces to build a road map and business case for urban transformation PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 16, 2018 ESI ThoughtLab announces the launch of Smarter Cities 2025: Building a Sustainable Business and Financing Plan, a ground-breaking research program that will provide city leaders with a road map to becoming a successful […]

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SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

April 13, 2018 / Comments Off on SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania is Econsult Solution’s 2018 Economic Impact Study completed for Pennsylvania’s largest transit authority, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority. Our report to SEPTA is timely as the agency faces significant budget pressures, with looming changes of the contribution of Pennsylvania Turnpike revenues to state transit funding, along with increasing demands on […]

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The Rise of Autonomous Vehicles

March 23, 2018 / Comments Off on The Rise of Autonomous Vehicles

The idea of self-driving vehicles has been touted by Richard Threlfall, Global Head of Infrastructure at KPMG, as a “transport revolution” with an accelerating rate of innovation. Automotive manufacturers and developers are funneling billions into R&D, and cities and states are establishing task forces to determine whether or not they are ready for autonomous vehicles, […]

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Funding Public Water: The Protection/Commodity Conundrum

February 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Funding Public Water: The Protection/Commodity Conundrum

We take the instantaneous availability of safe water for granted. Which is not surprising, since we are 164 years removed from the cholera outbreak in London, which triggered the advances in sanitation that have mostly eliminated water-borne illnesses in the developed countries. The basic technologies that underpin the sourcing, treatment and transport of water free […]

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