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  • Killer trucks commit highway homicide

    An 80,000-pound truck does as much damage to pavement as 9,600 cars, but owners pay far less than they should into the near-bankrupt Highway Trust Fund. It's not fair, says a past president of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals.

  • 14 really cool construction equipment tools

    Every year, PUBLIC WORKS' sister publication CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION publishes winners of the Most Innovative Products awards program. See what construction equipment and accessories a jury of your peers found most intriguing.

  • Public finance costs to increase

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon predicts the fallout from regulatory rules enacted after the financial crisis.

  • VIDEO: Watch a bridge section slide into place

    This time-lapse video takes about a minute to show workers moving a 100-foot section of concrete bridge deck into place.

  • Will You Design the Next D.C. Attraction?

    Project teams wanted: The 11th Street Bridge Park design competition is seeking to turn an existing bridge and underutilized waterfront into a dynamic elevated park with shoreline civic spaces, an environmental education center, and urban agriculture.

  • VIDEO: This bridge is gonna blow

    Engineers in San Francisco prepare to demolish what was once the world's longest cantilever bridge, a $300 million project that should take several years. "We're taking it down 95% in the reverse order it was built," says one.

  • Earn 6 PDH (0.6 CEU) for road construction on May 16

    This all-day bootcamp covers everything you need to know, including the results of actual projects, about Greenroads: a LEED-like rating system for new, reconstructed, and rehabilitated roads, and other transportation projects.

  • New from EPA: free discharge mapping tool

    It provides help in filling out the required receiving waters information in a Notice of Intent for a Construction General Permit or Multi-Sector General Permit.

  • It's Work Zone Safety Awareness Week!

    Ten years ago a Virginia DOT district kicked off construction season with a week-long focus on employee safety. Today, this national event is credited with lowering worker fatalities almost 40 percent. Click here for recent stats.

  • Why projects cost more than they should

    Seven federal policies that drive up the cost of our streets, roads, and bridges.