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  • 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.

  • White House $302B highway cure is ‘fantasy’

    The Obama administration’s proposed successor to MAP-21, the two-year surface transportation package that expires at the end of September, gives roads and bridges 38% more funding. So why do critics call it a “fantasy package”?

  • A $17 billion highway spending program

    The House of Representatives’ fiscal year 2015 (FY15) funding bill gives the U.S. DOT $17.1 billion, and community planning and development $6.2 billion.

  • At long last: new water funding

    Water and sewer construction and rehabilitation projects expected to cost $20 million are eligible for funding through a new federal program. In communities with less than 25,000 people, $5 million projects are eligible.

  • How the Senate would spend $265B on highways

    The Senate Appropriations Committee's plan would fully fund the federal surface transportation funding package that expires on Sept. 30. But it wouldn't solve the looming Highway Trust Fund shortfall.

  • High & dry: water supply in an era of drought

    Organized by the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association, the Whole Water Conference is open to anyone interested in resource planning, integrating recycled water, storm water, desalination, and groundwater management. Speakers include Marsi Steirer of San Diego Public...