ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA: Construction Employment Increases in 225 Out of 358 Metro Areas in Past Year as Labor Shortages Likely Held Back More Hiring, New Survey Finds

Construction employment grew in 255, or 71 percent, out of 358 metro areas between July 2018 and July 2019, declined in 56 and was unchanged in 47, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Read More »

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Applications Sought for $34 Million in Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants

Caltrans will award more than $34 million in transportation planning grants for fiscal year 2020-2021 to successful applicant local agencies and their efforts to plan more sustainable communities, reduce transportation-related greenhouse gases and adapt to the effects of climate change. Read More »

DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY AUTHORITY: S&P Global Ratings, Moody’s Reaffirm DRBA Bond Ratings; DRBA to Issue $180 Million Series 2019 Revenue Bonds

Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials announced that independent credit agencies, S&P Global Ratings (S&P) and Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s), affirmed the bi-state agency’s bond ratings of ‘A’ and ‘A1’ respectively on both the DRBA’s long-term underlying rating (SPUR) on revenue bonds outstanding and the proposed $180 million Series 2019 Revenue Bonds. Read More »

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Caltrans Releases Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for Parts of Southern California

As part of an effort to identify how climate change might impact the State Highway System, Caltrans is releasing three Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments that focus on the risks posed to the transportation system by wildfires, extreme temperatures and precipitation, sea-level rise and coastal-bluff erosion in Southern California. Read More »