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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spray injection pothole patcher

    DuraPatcher Trailer mounted machine, high performance and simple to use.

  • U.S. Access Board Releases Guidance on Playground Surfaces

    New guidance on selecting and installing playground surfaces is now available from the Access Board.

  • 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.

  • EPA to fund border projects

    Nearly $9 million in grants has been awarded for environmental improvement efforts along the U.S.–Mexico border.

  • Motor City's plan for continuing water, sewer service

    Does going into debt to buy back debt make sense to you? Detroit's arrangement will supposedly save the bankrupt city nearly $250 million via lower interest costs.

  • Relief a year away for drought-ravaged state

    A $1 billion project to convert Pacific Ocean seawater to 50 million gpd of drinking water for Southern California will begin deliveries in about one year, the developer says.