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  • Bill would provide $5B for local roads

    The Senate wants to give cities and counties more say in how they spend their MAP-21 federal road dollars. Scroll to article's end to support the measure.

     
  • Financing stand-off threatens $3B project

    Already under construction, San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center is now in limbo. Developers and the city are stalled over a new tax increment financing (TIF) proposal.

     
  • 3 months to new OSHA reporting requirements

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, employers will have to report in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an eye within 24 hours. Will the new requirements have a measurable impact on job safety?

     
  • Oct. 8: Managing disinfection by-products (DBPs)

    Innovative utility solutions to unexpected challenges stemming from EPA’s Stage 2 Disinfection Byproduct Rule (Stage 2 DBPR).

     
  • FREE bridge design guidance

    Roadway alignments and interchanges are becoming more complex. This free technical document explains how to calculate the right fit for skewed and curved steel I-girder bridges.

     
  • Fracking not to blame for tainted water

    Scientists have concluded that fracking isn't linked to the much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas.

     
  • Construction continues on Vermont 'Bridge in a Backpack'

    This innovative bridge construction technique is saving time and money.

     
  • Cities, counties still braking on debt

    Local governments have issued more municipal bonds for the second time in three months. Analysts are divided, though, over what this actually says about city and county finances.

     
  • Buyers beware: Road salt prices are way up

    Communities report prices for the winter-operations necessity are almost 50% higher.

     
  • The states with the best (and worst) highways

    States are spending more on roads and bridges but overall condition hasn't improved much, according to the 21st Annual Highway Report. One possible culprit: high administrative costs.

     
  • L.A. project scores highest sustainability award

    The fourth project to be certified by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure has earned the highest rating level possible. "This evaluation allowed us to benchmark the plan," says Los Angeles County Public Works Director Gail Farber of an eight-project effort to curb flooding.

     
  • How to plan (and pay for) resilient infrastructure

    As climate change continues to raise the threat of natural disasters, more cities and counties are taking on the role of building sustainable infrastructure. But funding these major infrastructure projects is not a simple matter.

     
  • How one person can clean out an entire culvert

    When sediment completely blocked a culvert on his property, Concrete Construction Editor-in-Chief Bill Palmer found this nifty tool online. His wife then proved that it works.

     
  • Self sufficient cars will hit pavement in 2020

    Full automation vehicles are taking over the future of transportation. Automotive enthusiasts have now created the first car to drive on its own. Experts gathered recently at the 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Detroit to discuss specifics on automobile innovation and the...

     
  • DOT awards $600 million for infrastructure projects

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently awarded $600 million in grants to help finance 46 transportation projects throughout the nation. These grants generated through the 2014 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) is a step forward in overcoming federal funding...

     
  • The ultimate test of public works service

    Imagine how you'd provide water and sewer service, patch potholes, and collect waste in a 28-acre city built on stilts. The largest real estate development in history will float above New York City.

     
  • Washington, D.C., elevated park design finalists unveiled

    An exciting design competition will enter the final stages later this month as the four finalists present their designs to transform an existing Washington, D.C., bridge into an elevated park.

     
  • Giving infrastructure 'curb appeal'

    Architects advocating for increased involvement in infrastructure design say structures like this waste-treatment plant in Denmark should "inspire" and "delight."

     
  • Is Sweden REALLY a solid waste success story?

    Some say that nation's program is too good to be true.

     
  • Webinar: Improved Sustainability and Performance with High RAP and RAS Usage

    The use of recycled asphalt materials in the form of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) has been a standard practice in the U.S. for over 40 years. Webinar date: September 25th.

     
 
 
 
 

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