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  • Lowest bidder stings Bay Bridge owner

    Caltrans saved $250 million upfront by having a Chinese company make key components. But, says local media, the firm's inexperience will end up costing taxpayers more.

  • 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.

  • Poll: feds should spend more on transportation

    Two-thirds of Americans believe the federal government should spend more on roads, bridges, and mass transit, according to AAA, and they're willing to put their money where their mouth is.

  • Paint Detects Damage in Concrete Structures

    Electrically conductive paint detects and reports damage in bridges and other concrete structures, allowing authorities to respond to problems before they become serious. Researchers call it "sensing skin" and say anybody can apply the coating.

  • Complete 30 hours continuing education at your desk

    The 11,000 drinking water professionals at the American Water Works Association convention in Boston earned 4,500 continuing education units and/or professional development hours. Couldn’t go? No sweat: You can still earn credits.

  • All about emergency-management careers

    Free guides to public service and safety careers include salary information, a school search tool, internships, scholarships, and related information.

  • Pipe-tapping teams beat the clock (video)

    Every year, winning men and women's teams from American Water Works Association state chapters travel to the association's annual conference to see who can tap into a cement-lined ductile iron pipe the fastest. Here are the latest additions to the Pipe Tapping Hall of Fame.

  • Discount project pricing effective July 1

    The Greenroads sustainability rating system for roadway design and construction launches new pricing that includes a lower certification fee for projects under $3 million in construction value.

  • Caltrans approves rebar for bridges

    New provision expands use of ASTM A1035 beyond pavement use as dowel bars and deformed bars for continuous reinforced concrete.

  • County, feds fight over water rights (with video)

    Decades in the making, the latest dispute over federal control of land and water in the West centers on whether the U.S. Forest Service can keep New Mexico cattle ranchers from using a stream.