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  • Calculate proper pavement thickness with free online tool

    PaveXpress recalibrates AASHTO design guidelines so engineers don’t specify asphalt pavement that’s thicker than it needs to be.

  • Looking at possible stormwater violations?

    Build a training facility instead of paying a fine. Colorado allows for a "supplemental environmental project," so the state DOT expanded its Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor Certification program.

  • Building a memory that lasts

    Parks department overhauls one of the nation’s largest war memorials.

  • FREE webinar on roadway deicing and anti-icing operations

    Nov. 6 presentation explains how transportation departments and local governments are working creatively to reduce chloride impacts to waters.

  • Greenroads awards first non-U.S. project

    A $1.26 billion project that’s part of the Asia-Pacific Gateway Program is the first outside the U.S. to achieve Greenroads certification.

  • Cities receive recycling assistance through new program

    Columbia, S.C.; Florence, Ala.; and Richmond, Va., are the inaugural partners in a program that's expected to generate almost $13 million in economic value via more-effective curbside recycling.

  • America: one big pothole

    A former U.S. transportation secretary and congressman took Washington to task for not spending money on the nation’s infrastructure. “Without infrastructure, America would not be the great country that it is,” said Ray LaHood.

  • City sets higher wages for public projects

    California has begun requiring charter cities to pay at least the state’s prevailing wage on public works projects. Although San Mateo was already doing so, the city council approved an ordinance that codifies the existing policy.

  • Public works rating system explained in plain English

    The American Public Works Association and partners released the Envision checklist two years ago. Here, a global contractor's chief sustainability officer explains why the system's so revolutionary.

  • Localities spend almost as much on roads as states

    Among other findings, this report states the obvious: "The various levels of government should communicate and operate as partners." In the meantime, cities and counties are increasingly taking matters into their own hands.