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  • Superstorm Sandy rebuild leader steps down

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio accepts Kathryn Mallon's resignation, saying "I'm not comfortable that so many people have not been able to get back to their homes."

  • Whistleblower awarded damages

    An Idaho jury has awarded $56,000 in damages to an excavation crew foreman who alleged that he was fired for reporting safety violations on a highway construction project.

  • AASHTO approves geogrid software

    Third party confirms product meets American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials standards for Geosynthetic Reinforcement of Aggregate Base Course of Flexible Pavement Structures.

  • Federal minimum wage hike no big deal

    The $10.10 hourly rate that President Obama recently signed into law is going to help roughly 3 percent of the people working for nearly 8 million federal contractors.

  • Another winter storm casualty: trees

    Salt corrodes cars. Ice breeds potholes. Snow is inconvenient. Public works departments will have to deal with the damage and death of publicly owned green assets once the polar vortex is no longer with us.

  • Plumber unearths mammoth tusk

    You never know what you'll find when you start digging. In London, it was 20,000 human remains. In Seattle, you get the remains of ice age animals.

  • 5 ways to revive civil engineering

    Engineers make civilization possible. They design roads, keep drinking water safe, and solve environmental problems. With fewer people entering the profession, where does that leave infrastructure?

  • Gas tax increase not in the cards

    Here we go again. The Highway Trust Fund will go broke Oct. 1 without some sort of Congressional intervention, but key legislators are shooting down suggestions to raise the per-gallon federal gas tax for the first time in 21 years.

  • In memoriam: APWA Past President George Crombie

    Public works professionals are mourning the loss of APWA Past President George R. Crombie, who passed away earlier this week.

  • Russia's Olympic transportation bill: $43 billion

    Among the improvements the country implemented: an $8 billion road-and-railway system and a new transit station.