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Chicago Smart Lighting Program Reaches Major Milestone

One of Milhouse’s key programs with the city of Chicago, the Street Light Modernization Program, reached a major milestone — 100,000 new LED street lights installed to date, and $12 million in energy efficiency rebates.

Mackinac Bridge Sensor Testbed Expanded

The first 20 prototype infrastructure sensors installed beginning in 2016 on the Mackinac Bridge, powered solely by vibrations from traffic, have proven their durability and performed as intended. Now researchers are ready to install up to 2,000 of the devices.

Revitalizing a landmark

Ford begins first phase of renovating Michigan Central Station. In early December, Ford began renovation of 105-year-old Michigan Central Station in the historic Corktown neighborhood...

Columbus Selects Woolpert to Provide Engineering, Survey for Sidewalks Around Schools

The city of Columbus, Ohio, contracted with Woolpert to provide engineering, survey and technical expertise to improve pedestrian access to schools.

EPA Seeks Nominations for Members of Great Lakes Advisory Board

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates who desire to serve as members of EPA’s Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB).

Net Zero Breaks Ground in NorthSide Regeneration Development

Net Zero, LLC broke ground in January on three display homes for its Saint Louis Park Place residential community within the NorthSide Regeneration development in North St. Louis City, adjacent to the site of the future National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Western Headquarters.

Northeast Ohio Infrastructure Receives D+ Grade from Civil Engineers

The Cleveland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2019 Report Card for Northeast Ohio’s Infrastructure, grading seven categories of the region’s infrastructure, resulting in an overall grade point average of “D+.”

CTA selects Jacobs joint venture for Transit Modernization Program

Jacobs, with joint venture partners Arcadis and Ardmore-Roderick, was awarded a six-year contract by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for professional owner's representative services for the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM) Phase One project.

Chicago Releases ‘Resilient Chicago’ roadmap

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) and a diverse group of philanthropic, non-profit, and community leaders to release Resilient Chicago, a roadmap for addressing the city’s most pressing challenges through the lens of urban resilience.
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