A chief people officer for Airport Authority

Former Army lieutenant colonel promoted into new post
Sep 28, 2009 12:56 PM

Murfreesboro in big bond issue

Rutherford County's center of commerce has issued more than $120 million in debt that will mature from next year to 2026. The proceeds will go toward sewer and electric infrastructure projects as well as the city's general fund.
Sep 23, 2009 8:37 AM

Area water infrastructure projects land loans

The Tennessee Local Development Authority has approved $37 million in loans to various projects around the state. The money's coming in part from federal stimulus programs. The Nashville area is getting the following:
Town of Smyrna (Rutherford County) –for green-treated wastewater reuse and new storage tank project. Total: $5,750,000. Loan: 20-year loan for $3,450,000. Interest Rate: 2.14 percent. Principal Forgiveness: $2,300,000. City of White House (Robertson/Sumner Counties) – for construction of approximately 2,500 LF of gravity sewer lines, 2,500 LF of force main, 16 manholes, and a new duplex sewer lift station at Copes Crossing to replace the existing Tyree Springs sewer lift station. Total: $1,000,000. Loan: 20-year loan for $600,000. Interest Rate: 1.77 percent. Principal Forgiveness: $400,000. Madison Suburban Utility District (Davidson County) – for green-water treatment plant improvements with sustainable practices for water and energy efficiency via the automation and integration of processes and equipment and the conversion from chlorine gas to liquid bleach. Total: $1,100,000. Loan: 20-year loan for $660,000. Interest Rate: 2.86 percent. Principal Forgiveness: $440,000.
Sep 4, 2009 7:07 AM

Goodlettsville gets stimulated

Federal and state stimulus funding will help Goodlettsville upgrade thousands of feet of sewer lines as well as a collection basin near the Mansker Creek pumping station.
This will reduce the amount of infiltration and inflow entering the sewer collection system during rain events and temporarily store excessive flows that reach the pump station, reducing sewage overflows to Mansker Creek. The project will be funded with a 20-year, $7.5 million loan with an interest rate of 2.88 percent and $5 million in principal forgiveness that will not have to be repaid.
Aug 5, 2009 1:42 PM

New bus service ready to run

Anchor Trailways is wrapping up preparations for the launch of the A.T. Runner, which will connect Nashville with Florence, Ala., and point in between. Funding for the venture is coming from state and federal sources.
Jul 26, 2009 11:31 PM

We've got killer roads

Tennessee's deficient roads produce some of the highest crash costs in the country, says a transportation safety research shop. As for getting people to drive more safely...
"Although behavioral factors are involved in most crashes, avoiding those crashes through driver improvement requires reaching millions of individuals and getting them to sustain best safety practices," continued Miller. "It is far more practical to make the roadway environment more forgiving and protective."
Jul 1, 2009 10:18 PM

Permit Patrol: 19 June 2009

The airport and the 2525 building get new lids, a North Nashville church launches big expansion, and more...
Jun 19, 2009 10:05 AM

Hardaway to lead airport renovation job

The Airport Authority has picked Hardaway Construction to handle the second renovation phase of BNA's terminal and concourses, a project that at its peak will employ 125 people.
Jun 18, 2009 8:34 AM

Water stimulus cash on its way

Gov. Bredesen has signed legislation that helps the state clear the way for various clean-water infrastructure projects to get going.
The debt forgiveness provision means part of the funding distributed to communities, water authorities and utilities will be in the form of a grant, which does not need to be repaid. Tennessee’s allocations from EPA are expected to be approximately $59 million for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to fund planning, design and construction of wastewater facilities and approximately $20 million for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to fund planning, design and construction of drinking water facilities.
Jun 10, 2009 11:14 AM

Ingram barge hits bridge

One of Ingram Barge's boats early this morning did some serious damage to the materials protecting a Mississippi River rail bridge near Burlington, Iowa.
Jun 5, 2009 11:51 AM