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  • VIDEO: Bridge closing displaces 400 homeless people

    Boston officials closed a visibly deteriorating two-lane bridge after state inspectors deemed it unsafe to carry even a single vehicle at a time. The state DOT used new criteria to assess the structure.

  • Water treatment plant malfunction causes pink water

    Fortunately, there appears to be no major reports of illness.

  • Proposal would virtually eliminate mercury waste

    Dentists wash 4.4 tons of mercury down the drain each year that wastewater utilities must then remove. EPA wants to require dental offices to buy a $700 piece of equipment that removes toxic metals before discharge to public sewers.

  • New minimum wage to cost taxpayers $500 million

    Beginning Jan. 1, federal construction, service, and other contractors have to pay employees at least $10.10 per hour. The Labor Department says higher productivity and lower turnover will offset the increase.

  • VIDEO: Texas DOT's $44 million spider

    Revisions to a Texas highway modernization project will protect the habitat of an endangered spider, but it will cost nearly three times as much.

  • Is this bridge design a contributing factor in suicides?

    More than 80 people have jumped off New Jersey's Victory Bridge in an effort to commit suicide since it was redesigned in 2004. Locals say the state needs to install barriers.

  • Economists Optimistic About 2014 Commercial, Industrial Growth

    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast today combining their expert economic...

  • How much federal highway aid does your county get? (interactive map)

    Counties own almost half the nation's roads, one of every three bridges, and one-third of transit and airport systems. But they're getting less and less financial support to maintain these critical assets.

  • Elgin Sweeper celebrates 100 years of innovation and industry leadership

    This year, Elgin Sweeper, the leading manufacturer of street sweepers for general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications, celebrates 100 years in business.

  • Work Truck Show 2014 success reflects rebounding industry

    Indianapolis, IN, was once again the center of the vocational truck universe as more than 10,000 industry professionals gathered for The Work Truck Show 2014, March 5–7 at the Indiana Convention Center.