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Robin Greenleaf Quoted: ENR New England Boston City Scoop.07/20/2021
Greenleaf says the first round of the Cares Act will provide local aid for transportation agencies and municipalities “to provide financial stability and help move projects along.” She says it could “jump-start” paused transportation projects. “The next round of infrastructure legislation is important for making strides in improving transit projects, fixing roads and bridges, upgrading broadband and supporting electric grids where resilience is a problem,” Greenleaf says.
Net-zero, carbon neutral or fossil fuel free development is on the rise, according to Greenleaf, who notes that while government sustainability goals “are lofty and fast approaching … we expect to see more of this trend in the immediate future.” This includes replacing natural gas lines for Bunsen burners in school labs with electric burners. Public education work is steady as its funding mechanism is tied to state taxes, Greenleaf says. “We see many opportunities for improving features in existing K-12 schools as well as [requests for proposals] to determine the viability of upgrading, expanding, renovating or building new schools throughout the state.”