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Power companies settle investigation, agree to $3.9M in improvements (access required)

State regulators and local affiliates of Avangrid power company have negotiated a $3.9 million settlement of an investigation into the utility companies’ handling of wind storm outages in March 2017 that resulted in more than 170,000 customers losing power, some ...

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New York plans $100 million in transportation enhancements (access required)

The State of New York is making $100 million available for transportation funding to support and enhance community growth and revitalize downtowns. The funds, made available to the state through the Federal Highway Administration and awarded through the state Department ...

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International Code Council recruiting veterans (access required)

With an expected loss of 80 percent of the existing skilled workforce over the next 15 years, the International Code Council has launched a website for the ICC Military Families Career Path Program. The program helps veterans who are transitioning ...

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BIM is featured topic of DBIA’s breakfast seminar (access required)

A breakfast seminar detailing how Building Information Modeling (BIM) can create a more efficient project timeline will be conducted by the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Upstate Chapter at 7:30 a.m. on April 24 at the Buta Pub in ...

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Fisher Associates relocates to downtown, partners with RCSD for education (access required)

You could say Fisher Associates just became the prime delegate for the “We Love Rochester” campaign. The multidisciplinary consulting firm of engineers and surveyors officially christened a new downtown office at 180 Charlotte St. on Monday morning, becoming part of ...

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Stantec honored for design of transformed Inner Loop (access required)

The transformation of Rochester’s Inner Loop has been recognized for design and architectural excellence. Stantec is one of four firms across the state recognized in the transportation category with the Diamond Award, the highest honor from the ACEC. The National ...

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Lyft teams up with Amerks, Blue Cross Arena (access required)

A partnership between officials with Lyft, the Rochester Americans and Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial will make ride-sharing a more visible — and perhaps more viable — option for sports fans and concert-goers. Under terms of the one-year partnership, ...

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Connecting people and places focus of Reshaping Rochester lecture series (access required)

Innovative and smart use of public space to enhance the quality of life in Rochester will be discussed when the 13th annual Reshaping Rochester Series kicks off on Jan. 31 with an evening lecture. Mark Nickita, a city commissioner in ...

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Construction on 490/390 interchange on winter break (access required)

The New York State Department of Transportation doesn't use the calendar to determine the start of winter. Folks with the DOT use a thermometer, and they've decided winter has arrived. Thus, the construction project around the interchange of Interstate 490 and state Route 390, as well as the Lyell Road overpass and intersection, is on hiatus. Work is expected to resume in late February or early March, depending on the forecast.

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Business and industry groups say it’s time to overhaul prevailing wage law (access required)

Claiming construction costs on public work projects in the Rochester area increase 14 percent because of prevailing wage statutes, a coalition of state business and industry groups wants the law rewritten to adhere to what it believes would be more ...

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No increase in Thruway tolls (access required)

Thruway commuters will have another year of no toll increases. The New York State Thruway Authority this week passed a budget that calls for no toll increases. It’s the eighth consecutive year without an increase. But the $1.56 billion budget ...

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