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  • The states with the best (and worst) highways

    States are spending more on roads and bridges but overall condition hasn't improved much, according to the 21st Annual Highway Report. One possible culprit: high administrative costs.

  • Cities, counties still braking on debt

    Local governments have issued more municipal bonds for the second time in three months. Analysts are divided, though, over what this actually says about city and county finances.

  • L.A. project scores highest sustainability award

    The fourth project to be certified by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure has earned the highest rating level possible. "This evaluation allowed us to benchmark the plan," says Los Angeles County Public Works Director Gail Farber of an eight-project effort to curb flooding.

  • How to plan (and pay for) resilient infrastructure

    As climate change continues to raise the threat of natural disasters, more cities and counties are taking on the role of building sustainable infrastructure. But funding these major infrastructure projects is not a simple matter.

  • Construction Continues on Vermont Bridge in a Backpack

    This innovative bridge construction technique is saving time and money.

  • Self sufficient cars will hit pavement in 2020

    Full automation vehicles are taking over the future of transportation. Automotive enthusiasts have now created the first car to drive on its own. Experts gathered recently at the 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Detroit to discuss specifics on automobile innovation and the...

  • DOT awards $600 million for infrastructure projects

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently awarded $600 million in grants to help finance 46 transportation projects throughout the nation. These grants generated through the 2014 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) is a step forward in overcoming federal funding...

  • The ultimate test of public works service

    Imagine how you'd provide water and sewer service, patch potholes, and collect waste in a 28-acre city built on stilts. The largest real estate development in history will float above New York City.

  • Washington, D.C., elevated park design finalists unveiled

    An exciting design competition will enter the final stages later this month as the four finalists present their designs to transform an existing Washington, D.C., bridge into an elevated park.

  • Giving infrastructure 'curb appeal'

    Architects advocating for increased involvement in infrastructure design say structures like this waste-treatment plant in Denmark should "inspire" and "delight."