Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant Award
The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) was awarded a $15.7M U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER Grant for transportation corridor enhancements in Champaign-Urbana. CUMTD coordinated with the University of Illinois, City of Champaign, and City of Urbana on the proposal, which will enhance pedestrian access routes, bicycle lanes, and vehicle flow by constructing complete street corridors. The $15.7M award has a local match of approximately $19M, $3.6M of which came from the university. An area of Armory Avenue near the Main Library will undergo a major reconfiguration as part of the funding. Green, White, and Wright Streets will also receive significant upgrades.
Facility Condition Assessment
F&S and University Administration representatives met to discuss next steps for updating the campus facility condition assessment. A partial campus assessment was performed to update 14-year-old data. The first portion of this assessment focused on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems in 141 buildings. The hybrid data set from the combined studies indicates the deferred maintenance backlog stands at $535M. Completion of the facility assessments will provide reliable, timely data to assist in developing deferred maintenance strategic plans.
Save the Date – Facility Manager Meetings
The Facilities & Services (F&S) Facility Manager and Building Personnel Meetings will take place November 4 – November 6. Please sign up using the registration link: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/1438703. For questions, please contact Customer Relations & Communications firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-244-6783.
Meeting Times and Locations:
- Tuesday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Physical Plant Service Building)
- Wednesday, November 5, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Business Instructional Facility)
- Wednesday, November 5, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Physical Plant Service Building)
- Thursday, November 6, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Digital Computer Lab)
Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) Forum
All university personnel are invited to the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) iCAP forum on Wednesday, October 22, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Illini Union Room 314B. Sustainability advocates will share progress made toward achieving the 2010 iCAP goals and present drafts for the 2015 iCAP. Additionally, winning buildings of the Energy Conservation Incentive Program (ECIP) will be recognized for their efforts in reducing energy consumption. If you wish to attend the forum, please sign up at http://bit.ly/1BIPn4K.
Customer Satisfaction Survey
Last week, we sent out a link to our customer satisfaction survey (conducted by Sightlines, a third-party, facilities benchmarking and analysis company, on behalf of Facilities & Services). This is your opportunity to offer feedback by rating our services and processes. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and is available at http://questionpro.com/t/ACN1NZRbs3. If you started the survey, but have not completed it, we encourage you to finish. Even completing only the general satisfaction section at the survey’s beginning can help us improve our services. The deadline is Wednesday, October 22, 2014.