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  • Public Works magazine's 2014 AEC survey

    Does spending more on consulting services indicate public works departments have better budgets or thinner work forces? The answer lies somewhere in the middle.

  • Why the Highway Trust Fund is doomed to go broke

    A proposal to raise $164 billion over 10 years won’t pass in time to keep the Highway Trust Fund from going broke by the end of August. And the White House doesn’t support it.

  • Public Works magazine's 2014 AEC survey: In-house help wanted (finally)

    Does spending more on consulting services indicate public works departments have better budgets or thinner work forces? The answer lies somewhere in the middle.

  • How to keep elected officials happy

    King County (Wash.) has implemented a system designed to keep both staff and elected officials out of the hot seat.

  • Peterbilt Models Available with Smartire

    Helping provide improved fuel economy, safety and tire life, the Bendix SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System is now available for Peterbilt’s Models 579 and 567. The  system monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire in real time and will warn the operator of potential problems.

  • Do-it-yourself carburetor cleaning

    With some basic tools, a shop towel, and a couple of hours, you can clean your engines' carburetors yourself and save time and money.

  • Detroit solves streetlighting problem

    Nearly one-third of the city’s street lights are broken. To save money while also ensuring public safety, the Detroit Public Lighting Authority has completed a pilot LED streetlighting program and is moving forward with another 5,000 installations.

  • Now THAT is resilient!

    Superstorm Sandy wreaked infrastructure havoc all along the East Coast in October 2012 but didn’t dent the credit ratings of New York State transportation agencies, says Standard & Poor's.

  • Limestone sand/aggregate may not be your best paving choice

    In my area we call it limestone aggregate, and I’m sure it has other titles in other areas. No matter what you call it, it is addressed by Surfaces 302.1 General in the 2010 ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), which states that floor and ground surfaces shall be stable, firm, and slip-resistant.

  • Cintra-led consortium named apparent best value proposer for North Carolina’s I-77 HOT Lanes Project

    Cintra, a subsidiary of Ferrovial, today was named the apparent best value proposer of the I-77 HOT Lanes Project by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).