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  • City Spending $400M to Improve Flood Prevention

    Michigan wants to win $200 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition. This excellent article includes video of a National Weather Service hydrologist modeling how Grand Rapids would use the money.

  • A Winning Concrete Pavement Combination

    Precast concrete has been used to repair roads since 2001. In Chicago, precast and ultra high performance concrete were used together to reduce construction time and increase durability for a pedestrian bridge.

  • State DOT Chooses Maintenance Over New Construction

    Caltrans is fighting traffic congestion with "induced travel." Adding roadway capacity only encourages more people to drive, so the agency's investing instead in multi-modal transportation options.

  • Multiple Sewer Overflows Draw Criticism

    This reporter is irritated that Dallas Water Utilities didn't explain earlier how five, 100,000-gallon overflows affected drinking water. But as our article earlier this year notes, it can be difficult to know when to pull the trigger on public notification.

  • Construction on City's Unique 'Land Bridges' Begins

    The George Kaiser Family Foundation is spending $350 million on a park along the Arkansas River in downtown Tulsa, Okla. Ultimately, motorists will drive through tunnels topped with lush plantings.

  • State Gets $28 Million for High-Speed Rail

    Not to be confused with the 760 mph Hyperloop, maglev trains are almost (but not quite) as fast. Maryland just received seed money for a possible corridor between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

  • Check Out This Engineer's 'Virtual Watershed' (with video)

    Now you, too, can build an interactive tool to teach the public about stormwater. Civil engineering professor Shane Rogers provides instructions (but not the funding).

  • Seeking Innovative Public Concrete Projects!

    We're looking for candidates for our third annual Triad Award. If your public agency has delivered a project that should be recognized for innovative design and construction, let us know by Friday. (Here are 2014's and 2015's winners.)

  • Partnership Will Map Urban Air Quality

    A company that designs and deploys environmental sensor networks is working with Google Earth Outreach to enhance understanding of pollution trends.

  • Drunk Water Operator Leaves Town High and Dry

    You think your water infrastructure is in trouble?! This town's pump doesn't run unless someone shows up to start it.