Black & Veatch hopes to bring infrastructure projects to life in the KC metro and beyond

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The trillion dollar infrastructure bill will mean a big deal for a company based in Overland Park. KMBC 9 has discovered how Black & Veatch will help bring federally funded projects to life. Power your car, turn on your tap, connect to the Internet. These are all things that could be impacted by the historic infrastructure bill. “This is a great opportunity to strengthen many of the core systems that support the way people live and work,” said Marty Travers, executive director of Black & Veatch. Overland Park-based engineering and construction firm ready to take on trillion dollar bill-funded projects here at home and across the United States is a great opportunity to support many industries in which Black and Veatch is a global leader, ”Travers said. “Specifically, things like broadband, thus extending broadband to underserved communities today. “You will also see improvements in the water systems,” he said. “There are still many communities that have lead pipes in their system and this would be a great opportunity to upgrade and improve their water distribution system. Another thing the bill will invest in is electric transportation. This is something Black & Veatch knows well. They have helped install Tesla compressors across the country. “I think you will see significant growth in more vehicle charging infrastructure to make electric vehicles more convenient,” Travers said. “We have a lot of benchmark experience in this area, and I think it will be very appealing to clients, whether federal, state or local.” Travers said that more projects means more jobs, including included here in the Kansas City area. “Overall, this will definitely go up the slope of all the companies that are in the engineering, construction and equipment manufacturing market,” he said. Travers believes the bill will benefit the local economy for years to come. “This is a very sustained opportunity,” he said, “and one that I think will benefit the community for many years to come.”

The trillion dollar infrastructure bill will mean a big deal for a company based in Overland Park. KMBC 9 has discovered how Black & Veatch will help bring federally funded projects to life.

Power your car, turn on your tap, connect to the Internet. These are all things that could be impacted by the historic infrastructure bill. “This is a great opportunity to strengthen many core systems that support the way people live and work,” said Marty Travers, executive director of Black & Veatch.

The Overland Park-based engineering and construction company is ready to take on projects funded by the trillion dollar bill, here at home and across the United States. Veatch is a world leader in this field, ”said Travers. “Specifically, things like broadband, thus extending broadband to underserved communities today. ”

“You will also see improvements in the water systems,” he said. “There are still many communities that have lead pipes in their system and this would be a great opportunity to upgrade and improve their water distribution system. “

Another thing the bill will invest in is electric transportation. This is something Black & Veatch knows well. They have helped install Tesla compressors across the country. “I think you will see significant growth in more vehicle charging infrastructure to make electric vehicles more convenient,” Travers said. “We have a lot of benchmark experience in this area, and one that I think will be very appealing to clients, be they federal, state, local.”

Travers said more projects means more jobs, including here in the Kansas City area. “Overall, this will definitely go up the slope of all the companies that are in the engineering, construction and equipment manufacturing market,” he said.

Travers believes the bill will benefit the local economy for years to come.

“This is a very sustained opportunity,” he said, “and one that I think will benefit the community for many years to come.”

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