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  • It’s down to the wire for 25 public works projects

    The North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum has narrowed a list of 400 projects worth $370 billion to these contenders for 2014 Project of the Year. Last year’s was the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence Corridor.

  • Engineering's where the money's at

    Civil engineers can expect to bring home nearly $2 million in lifetime earnings, says a Washington, D.C., think tank.

  • City pilots temporary sidewalk widening

    The Washington, D.C., Georgetown neighborhood is home to three colleges, so imagine the pedestrian traffic during Parents and Family weekends. To alleviate congestion, 16 extra feet of walkway is temporarily added along commercial streets.

  • Lawmaker wants to resurrect earmarks

    Washington eliminated the use of earmarks for federally funded transportation projects. That's why, says Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), it's nearly impossible to pass a highway bill.

  • FREE download: Managing flood risk

    An engineering organization blasts Washington's inability to develop a viable mechanism for building and maintaining infrastructure that alleviates flooding. This free report assesses what needs to be done.

  • Water leaders rally for investment

    It's all part of the WaterWorks! campaign to strengthen the nation’s water infrastructure.

  • 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.

  • Public Works magazine's 2014 AEC survey: In-house help wanted (finally)

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

  • White House $302B highway cure is ‘fantasy’

    The Obama administration’s proposed successor to MAP-21, the two-year surface transportation package that expires at the end of September, gives roads and bridges 38% more funding. So why do critics call it a “fantasy package”?

  • SSSBA to host free webinar on short span steel bridge design

    In cooperation with the American Galvanizers Association (AGA), the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) will host a free one-hour webinar on the innovative design of short span steel bridges (under 140 feet) on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.