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  • 5 ways to revive civil engineering

    Engineers make civilization possible. They design roads, keep drinking water safe, and solve environmental problems. With fewer people entering the profession, where does that leave infrastructure?

  • Gas tax increase not in the cards

    Here we go again. The Highway Trust Fund will go broke Oct. 1 without some sort of Congressional intervention, but key legislators are shooting down suggestions to raise the per-gallon federal gas tax for the first time in 21 years.

  • In memoriam: APWA Past President George Crombie

    Public works professionals are mourning the loss of APWA Past President George R. Crombie, who passed away earlier this week.

  • VIDEO ROUNDUP: Three Public Works Agencies That Can't Wait for Spring

    And you thought you were having a rough winter ... These agencies are battling some remarkably tough challenges, thanks to Mother Nature and Jack Frost.

  • Russia's Olympic transportation bill: $43 billion

    Among the improvements the country implemented: an $8 billion road-and-railway system and a new transit station.

  • Top 10 U.S. 'freeways without a future'

    Biennial report lists the urban highways that are "significantly damaging" the cities they serve and should be replaced with more "people-friendly" options. Easier said than done.

  • World's largest solar-powered bridge opens

    The 4,400 photovoltaic panels that comprise the roof of this rail station give the structure a very ... interesting look.

  • More problems for Big Bertha

    The Washington DOT shut down the tunnel-boring machine drilling under downtown Seattle when tests showed signs of possible overheating.

  • Los Angeles 'Jamzilla' ends ahead of schedule

    Last weekend's monster-sized "Jamzilla" closure of Los Angeles' 405 Freeway ended about an hour ahead of schedule, just in time for the morning commute. It's all part of an ongoing project.

  • GED test revised and updated

    The developers of the test used since World War II to give high school dropouts the equivalent of a diploma spent five years overhauling the instrument to better test "real world" skills like computer literacy. You can check out the new test here.