Grants, Loans & User Fees

  • EPA to Fund Border Projects

    Nearly $9 million in grants has been awarded for environmental improvement efforts along the U.S.– Mexico border.

     
  • EPA gives city $67,000 in water support

    The agency's helping the City of Santa Maria, Calif., with Integrated Planning and Permitting Policy (IP3), a relatively new way of managing wastewater and stormwater that won't necessarily pay off in more manageable permits.

     
  • VIDEO: Bridge closing displaces 400 homeless people

    Boston officials closed a visibly deteriorating two-lane bridge after state inspectors deemed it unsafe to carry even a single vehicle at a time. The state DOT used new criteria to assess the structure.

     
  • Future solid waste scenarios

    A rural Arizona county's public works professionals evaluate future solid waste service scenarios, costs, and financing options.

     
  • Bill would provide $5B for local roads

    The Senate wants to give cities and counties more say in how they spend their MAP-21 federal road dollars. Scroll to article's end to support the measure.

     
  • How to plan (and pay for) resilient infrastructure

    As climate change continues to raise the threat of natural disasters, more cities and counties are taking on the role of building sustainable infrastructure. But funding these major infrastructure projects is not a simple matter.

     
  • PW Solutions: 2014 WaterWorks

    Articles and products focusing on all things Water.

     
  • WRRDA provides for water, sewer, and waterway projects

    The Water Resources Development Act’s recent reauthorization gives local water and sewer authorities two much-needed things: more influence on federal projects that affect their constituents and a new financing option.

     
  • An Infrastructure Vacation

    Assuming I can ever afford to retire, I have two travel fantasies. Both rely on sound infrastructure.

     
  • 4 key strategies to increase recycling

    Here's an overview of what works (and what doesn't) vis-a-vis disposal bans, recycling policies, and pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) service fees.

     
  • Saved! At least through May 31, 2015

    The Highway Trust Fund’s not going broke after all, thanks to a grudging, 11th-hour save by Congress. But pensions are being raided to make it happen.

     
  • APWA Top 10 Leader Tracy Mercer talks technology

    American Public Works Association's 2014 Top 10 Leaders share their favorite on-the-job technologies: L. Tracy Mercer, Clearwater, Fla.

     
  • A worker prepares to install a shrink sleeve over the pipe joint to keep dirt and rock away from the connection as the trench is backfilled. Welding then occurs underground within the buried pipe.

    Efficient pipe placement

    Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) trimmed costs when installing 50 miles of steel pipeline by implementing a time-saving, joint-sealing method.

     
  • South Pipeline 4A Central tunnel boring machine (TBM) is lowered into the tunnel shaft.

    Water supply project finishes $147 million under budget

    Value engineering three major components – treatment, pipeline, and pumping – wrings inefficiencies from water project and holds the line on future rate increases.

     
  • Highway Trust Fund Crisis

    Fifty-three years ago, President John F. Kennedy saw a threat to the nation's future economic growth and security and grabbed the reins of leadership.

     
  • Reducing Risk

    Four years ago, King County, Wash., implemented a project-assessment system that's reducing unpleasant cost and timeline surprises on multimillion-dollar public works projects.

     
  • Public Works magazine's 2014 AEC survey

    Does spending more on consulting services indicate public works departments have better budgets or thinner work forces? The answer lies somewhere in the middle.

     
  • Highway Trust Fund woes: the word on the street

    As lawmakers scramble to come up with a solution that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke next month, officials, experts, and pundits have been weighing in on social media. Here's a look at the latest comments.

     
  • Why the Highway Trust Fund is doomed to go broke

    A proposal to raise $164 billion over 10 years won’t pass in time to keep the Highway Trust Fund from going broke by the end of August. And the White House doesn’t support it.

     
  • Mitigating a high-risk project

    Most people wouldn’t consider building a trail particularly risky. But like any project there are inherent challenges that, if not addressed, will slow construction and increase costs.

     
 
 
 
 

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