Industry News

Chesapeake tributary flows free in wake of dam removal

Date: September 3, 2019Publication: Bay Journal

Author: Timothy B. Wheeler

Following the removal of Bloede Dam in Maryland, the Patapsco River now flows freely for the first time in more than 100 years. KCI provided support for the demolition process that has opened more than 183 miles of upstream habitat to migrating blueback herring, alewife, American shad, hickory shad and American eels.

Seaford seeking community input on comprehensive plan

Date: July 31, 2019Publication: Sussex Living

The city of Seaford, Delaware, has begun the process of updating its comprehensive plan. City officials have partnered with KCI to collect current data for the population and housing growth within the jurisdiction, the general uses of land within the community and critical community development and infrastructure issues.

GLSM microcystin levels at 7-year lows

Date: July 25, 2019Publication: Lake Improvement Association

Grand Lake St. Marys’ microcystin levels are at the lowest count since 2012, according to tests performed by the Celina Water Treatment Plant. KCI developed components of the strategic plan for GLSM that overall has led to a decrease in the lake’s toxin levels.

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Wins 2019 Toll Excellence Award For Technology Helping Traffic Flow And Travel Times

Date: July 23, 2019Publication: IBTTA

Author: Bill Cramer

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission was awarded the 2019 Toll Excellence Award for Technology for the development of a suite of web based application, “Catch it Early, Act, Analyze and Review” allowing duty officers to respond proactively to situations as they arise in order to maintain traffic flow and more effectively monitor driver’s travel times across the Pennsylvania Turnpike. KCI created a Geographic Information System (GIS) web application that supported this program and developed a suite of tools to increase the visual awareness of traffic operations.

County, Rock Hall debate planning and zoning

Date: July 11, 2019Publication: Kent County News

Author: Leann Schenke

As the town of Rock Hall is now responsible for operating its own planning and zoning, Debbie Pfeil, a senior planner with KCI, was invited to speak about the work the company provides. Without an appropriate planning team within the town’s staff, the municipality may soon look to outside firms for planning support.

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