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Many agencies in the transportation industry are continuing to work during the coronavirus outbreak, while taking necessary precautions to protect their workers. However, impacts of the coronavirus continue to evolve as closures and stay-at-home orders expand. Decreases in the workforce, tollway revenues and gas taxes are just some of the nationwide problems that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

State of the Industry

Surveys and research from the transportation industry indicate that it...

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Adhering to social distancing protocols enacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Watershed Protection's 2020 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference originally scheduled to be held in Austin, Texas, has moved to an online format. Please visit the conference website for more information.

The virtual conference is scheduled for April 14-16. The presentations will center around increasing the resiliency of our communities in response to emerging and persistent threats to...

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The Texas Water Development Board , which is overseeing applications for grants and loans under the new Flood Infrastructure Fund to finance for flood control, flood mitigation, and drainage projects, now is providing a series of on-demand web presentations on Flood Mitigation Funding that are available on the TWDB website.

The first one, “ The Flood Infrastructure Fund Intended Use Plan ,” is available now.

The board...

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Freese and Nichols Tunneling Service Leader Brian Gettinger says the emerging use of computer-controlled large-diameter tunnel boring machines could dramatically improve the outcomes of excavation projects by adjusting quickly to changes in ground conditions.

That's among the insights he shared in Tunnel Business Magazine 's "Industry Outlook 2020" feature. TBM asked four tunneling professionals about emerging trends in the industry and developments to expect in the coming year.

The roundtable gave...

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At Freese and Nichols, our various planning groups regularly use U.S. Census Bureau data to forecast clients’ needs for water, transportation, utilities, land use and development. The 2020 Census count takes place this spring, and we encourage you to take the time to complete it and encourage anyone within your influence to do the same (your data is confidential).

Why...

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Freese and Nichols is proud to host the next five-day asset management certification course conducted by the Institute for Asset Management . The class will be Nov. 11 to Nov. 15 in our Fort Worth office.

Why is this course beneficial?

At the end of the course, attendees will be certified in internationally recognized asset management principles that can be applied across a variety of asset...

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The latest issue of the North Texas Commission's NTX Magazine focuses on the future of North Texas and how the advancement in technology will play a role. A panelists of experts were consulted as to what these changes and innovations may look and feel like. One of the experts was our Urban Planning + Design Group Manager/Pratice Leader Wendy Shabay .

With her 25+ years of planning experience in Dallas-Fort Worth, Wendy was...

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As Oklahoma dries out before more rain is expected next week, it’s important to assess your infrastructure for floodwater damage.

On May 24, Gov. Stitt placed all counties under a state of emergency because of flooding, severe storms, tornadoes and winds that started in April. Six people have died so far across the state because of the severe weather.

According to the...

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