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  • Now THAT is resilient!

    Superstorm Sandy wreaked infrastructure havoc all along the East Coast in October 2012 but didn’t dent the credit ratings of New York State transportation agencies, says Standard & Poor's.

  • Report: PVC fails less than any other pipeline material

    A second Utah State University study of PVC pipe performance in water and wastewater systems affirms the material’s 100-year lifespan. Previous research by the university’s Buried Structures Laboratory showed the pipe fails less often than ductile iron, cast iron, steel, concrete, and asbestos...

  • Six pontoons head for 'floating bridge' (slideshow)

    "In the coming months, the public will start to see the new floating bridge take shape as we begin to align, join, and anchor the pontoons together on Lake Washington," says Washington State DOT Program Director Julie Meredith.

  • Cities sued for not preventing flooding

    A major insurance company has filed suits against 200 Chicago-area communities for last year's flood-related claims, saying that public works agencies should've done more.

  • A 4-ACRE green roof?!

    Don't know if it's the world's largest, but a roof that directs rainwater to a 360,000-gallon collection tank helped Nashville's Music City Center earn LEED Gold certification.

  • 5 major U.S. public-private partnerships

    Assets involved: 575 bridge replacements, one new bridge, one light-rail line, and 15 highway interchanges.

  • VIDEO: Construction accident destroys major overpass

    California DOT closed the main route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas when a bridge under construction caught fire and collapsed onto the road below. Fueled by winds that have been plaguing the state, sparks from blowtorches ignited the structure's falsework.

  • VIDEO: Construction accident destroys major overpass

    California DOT closed the main route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas when a bridge under construction caught fire and collapsed onto the road below. Fueled by winds that have been plaguing the state, sparks from blowtorches ignited the structure's falsework.

  • The world's 6 greenest cities

    Motion-sensitive water faucets. Solar-powered transit buses. The only North American locale to make this list is in Canada (ouch).

  • Service dogs need access too!

    For the past 12 years I have traveled from one end of this country to the other with my service dog. The most difficult task for us was finding places for Maddie to relieve herself.