New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency and instructing the DOT Commissioner to “plan an immediate and orderly shutdown of all ongoing work that is funded by the TTFA, with the understanding that any work that is funded by federal funds may continue.” EOCC210
The Hill names the country’s top 5 infrastructure emergencies. The Gateway Rail Tunnel project between northern New Jersey and New York City makes the list.
Twenty two years after the government set its 5% target for spending on women-owned businesses, the goal has finally been met.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing a $2.5B streetcar to link Brooklyn and Queens that will operate outside of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and instead be controlled by the state.
The Empire State Development Corp, Amtrak and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority issued an RFP for the redevelopment of Penn Station and the Farley Post Office Building in Midtown Manhattan. CIS clients can view the project by clicking here.
The solicitation is for the redevelopment of New York Penn Station and the building of Moynihan Train Hall in the James A. Farley Post Office Building and Annex Building. The intention is to ultimately incorporate the Gateway Program designed to add rail capacity to New York City.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) vendor registration is now open for disaster recovery efforts throughout the United States.
According to their outreach program, there is an IMMEDIATE NEED for all types of companies to assist with Remediation, Flood Clean Up, Snow Removal, Renovation, Inspections, Debris Removal, Generators, Bottled Water and Water Purification Systems, Security Services, Transportation, Freight Logistics and Engineering work for both Services and/or Products. All types of companies needed such as Veteran-Owned, Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned, HUBZone and 8(a)-Owned as well as Small Business’s are NEEDED NOW.
CLICK HERE for opportunities or call the help line at 866-310-4257.
Once registered through DHS and FEMA, a company will be able to work under many other agencies such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) just to name a few.
For additional information visit the FEMA Registry website.
The bill will be paid for with gas tax revenue and offsets from other areas of the federal budget. Read more at The Hill
Mayor Bill De Blasio announces a $2.6B, fifteen year plan to add 15,000 units of supportive housing according to Politico New York
The 12 member board voted unanimously to move forward with the midtown Manhattan bus terminal replacement project. An internal design competition is expected to conclude September 2016.