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Aaron Eder, P.E.

From the modest beginnings of horse-drawn rail cars on First Avenue in the early 1870s, light rail in Portland, OR, has flourished, declined and gone through a resurgence.

The AECOM Technology Corporation announced that it has been awarded a $91-million contract by Miami-Dade County commissioners in Florida to oversee $1.6 billion in federally mandated repairs to the county’s sewer system.

Launched on the eve of UN World Environment Day, Volvo Construction Equipment is hosting a new initiative working with partners to drive sustainability across the construction industry.

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) announces the release of the 71H pipelayer. With the support of Caterpillar and the engineering expertise of Vanguard Equipment Inc., the challenge was met to create a utility-capacity pipelayer in the Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB class, designed for lifting 60,000 pounds.

Energy Transfer Partners, a Houston, TX-based company, says a subsidiary—ET Rover Pipeline Company LLC —intends to build an interstate pipeline to move natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale gas formations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to a terminal in Ontario, Canada.

Michael Reed, Contributing Editor

In February, when Summit Natural Gas of Maine began providing natural gas to Gardiner, ME, businesses and residents who until then had relied on propane or heating oil, it was only part of a much bigger story.

Compact excavators are more powerful, productive and durable than ever before, enhancing their usefulness on construction jobs from site development to roadwork.

Robert Carpenter, Editor

The serene sounds of summer are being played out across the country as the weather heats up. Or not.

Pipeline safety is back on the congressional agenda: in part because of a recent Department of Transportation Inspector General's report and in part because of PHMSA'S failure to finish rulemakings mandated by the 2011 pipeline safety bill.

Three years ago, Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR), in conjunction with Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, developed the EcoCast Advanced Geopolymer Relining System to provide a more cost-effective sewer infrastructure repair and rehabilitation solution.

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