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Funding available for bridges statewide (access required)

Some $200 million has been made available to local governments statewide to improve their bridge infrastructure. The new BRIDGE NY funding will allow localities to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts across New York state. It builds upon $500 million ...

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ROC 2034 plan aims to lift up all members of the community (access required)

In 2019, the city of Rochester, working with numerous internal and external stakeholders, put together a comprehensive plan, a nearly 500-page document that addresses six initiative areas that was designed to enable the region to realize its full potential. Rochester ...

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Schumer vows more relief will be on the way (access required)

The most recent COVID-19 economic relief bill provides significant support for struggling businesses and organizations but still more must — and will — be done, according to Sen. Charles Schumer. In a webinar with Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce members on ...

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State’s construction outlook far from rosy for 2021 (access required)

Contractors in New York expect revenue in 2021 to decline in every construction category as the coronavirus pandemic continues and the public and private sectors delay or cancel projects. The Associated General Contractors of America annual Construction Outlook Survey showed ...

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Verizon’s 5G service now available in Rochester (access required)

Verizon customers in the Rochester area now have access to the company’s 5G Nationwide network. Upstate New York and much of New England, plus central Texas and parts of Oklahoma, became 5G accessible today at no additional cost, the company ...

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RG&E earns No. 1 ranking from J.D. Power (access required)

Rochester Gas and Electric has been ranked No. 1 in customer satisfaction among midsize utility providers in the East by J.D. Power. The recognition is a reflection of RG&E’s enhanced communications, storm response and infrastructure, the company said. “This ranking ...

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Road conditions cost Rochester drivers $1,626 a year (access required)

Rochester’s roads are among the most dangerous in the state, behind just New York City/Newark/Jersey City in terms of fatalities, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. On average, 128 people ...

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Community rallies to pay internet costs for RCSD students (access required)

A philanthropic drive to provide internet connectivity for Rochester City School District students required just three weeks to reach its $855,000 goal. The fundraising effort will pay the $85,500 per-month cost and assures students will have internet access through the ...

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Bergmann project honored for engineering excellence (access required)

Bergmann’s work on The Promenade at Erie Harbor has received a Platinum Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York. The project was honored in the structural systems category in the 54th annual Engineering Excellence Awards. The ...

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In.Site:Architecture brings places to life through design (access required)

They had been summoned to the Wyoming County town of Warsaw by a client who was looking to refurbish a carriage house. For Rick Hauser and Ali Yapicioglu, partners and co-founders of In.Site:Architecture, this small-scale restoration was exactly the type ...

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Steps still need to be taken to make 5G truly accessible (access required)

The implementation of 5G networks presents opportunities, challenges and risks for businesses, area experts say. 5G is the next generation of wireless networks, building upon existing 4G infrastructure. It is expected to improve the bandwidth, capacity and reliability of wireless ...

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AGC: Infrastructure funding would hasten recovery of construction industry (access required)

Officials from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) say help from Congress is necessary to restore jobs, projects and confidence to an industry that has been greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Two-thirds of the 68 survey respondents from ...

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City launches online information and data portal (access required)

The city of Rochester has launched DataROC, an online clearinghouse for city information, including datasets, maps, documents and applications. Accessible from any devise at data.cityofrochester.gov, the portal includes real estate assessment records, historical maps, housing market data and nuisance points ...

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