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  • 4 FREE water management resources

    Drought, flooding, toxic algae … if your agency isn’t dealing with a major water-related issue right now, consider yourself lucky.

  • Saved! At least through May 31, 2015

    The Highway Trust Fund’s not going broke after all, thanks to a grudging, 11th-hour save by Congress. But pensions are being raided to make it happen.

  • Highway Trust Fund Crisis

    Fifty-three years ago, President John F. Kennedy saw a threat to the nation's future economic growth and security and grabbed the reins of leadership.

  • How drones work

    Drones may be the greatest thing since the Internet, if public agencies can convince constituents they aren’t too invasive.

  • Drones are being tested in some locales

    Drones may be the greatest thing since the Internet, if public agencies can convince constituents they aren’t too invasive.

  • New law provides relief from deadly water scourge

    In 1987, three Canadians died after eating mussels that weren’t very healthy themselves. The tasty bivalves had been feasting on one of many algae species that have turned the Gulf of Mexico and other coastal waters into “dead zones.”

  • 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.

  • Law protects waste-collection employees

    Florida is the fifth state to add garbage trucks to the list of vehicles that drivers must move over a lane to pass.

  • Highway Materials Group Lauds Funding Plan

    The Highway Materials Group commends Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Robert Corker (R-TN) on their proposal to ensure future funding of the surface transportation system by increasing the federal motor fuels tax by 12 cents.

  • Three highway spending plans that probably won’t work

    MAP-21, the federal surface transportation funding package enacted in 2012, expires at the end of September. The House, Senate, and Obama administration have very different plans for keeping road and bridge construction going in the next fiscal year.