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  • 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”?

  • A $17 billion highway spending program

    The House of Representatives’ fiscal year 2015 (FY15) funding bill gives the U.S. DOT $17.1 billion, and community planning and development $6.2 billion.

  • 4 earn top public works credential

    Four individuals will be named Public Works Leadership Fellows at the American Public Works Association’s annual convention in August.

  • Long-time road partners earn 2 awards

    A $2.5 billion road reconstruction in Tarrant County, Texas, earned the Texas DOT and infrastructure developer Cintra U.S. (among others) national recognition for environmental stewardship and community relations. The east-west corridor crosses six municipalities and impacts more than 1 million...

  • At long last: new water funding

    Water and sewer construction and rehabilitation projects expected to cost $20 million are eligible for funding through a new federal program. In communities with less than 25,000 people, $5 million projects are eligible.

  • How the Senate would spend $265B on highways

    The Senate Appropriations Committee's plan would fully fund the federal surface transportation funding package that expires on Sept. 30. But it wouldn't solve the looming Highway Trust Fund shortfall.

  • University charges up fleet

    The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Parking & Transportation division has installed two “fast” electric vehicle charging stations.

  • An easy way to write a winter ops plan

    Public works departments need to create comprehensive plans covering every aspect of winter operations, a burdensome task when constrained by limited resources. The Ontario Good Roads Association and Salt Institute have developed a FREE online tool for preparing a fully integrated maintenance plan...

  • Padre Dam awards design contract for Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project

    At a recent meeting, Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors approved a $160,464 contract to Brown and Caldwell to design a new Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project in East San Diego County, California.

  • Sol Inc. Solar Lighting Systems illuminate new residential development in the City of Richmond, Va.

    Sol Inc. has announced that Premiere Homes LLC (PHL) has installed 21 of Sol's top-of-pole mount commercial solar outdoor lighting systems at PHL's newly completed Randolph West residential neighborhood development near downtown Richmond, Va.