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  • Grant deadline: Fri., Feb. 27

    Keep America Beautiful expects to give away 3,500 recycling bins this year to organizations including public works departments through an annual program sponsored by The Coca-Cola Co.

     
  • What we learned in Vegas about public works

    Last week's World of Concrete featured a host of public works-focused exhibitors, and some important education. We're bringing it all to you, right here.

     
  • Better markings = safer roads

    A new ASTM standard focuses on the performance rather than properties of pavement paint. The language is the basis for a future standard that will cover all types of traffic marking materials, not just thermoplastics.

     
  • The greening of civil infrastructure

    Recycled industrial materials are increasingly finding their way into transportation infrastructure. This takes advantage of manufacturing byproducts and reduces the use of resources.

     
  • Union membership at all-time low

    In 1983, 20% of workers belonged to a union; today, one in 10 do. But ALL of the decline is in the private sector. Public-sector unions have grown.

     
  • Full speed ahead on Obama energy plans

    Freed from the need to campaign for re-election, the president is pushing initiatives that could affect public works departments nationwide.

     
  • Free concrete pavement training

    The American Concrete Pavement Association has launched two online courses and a Wikipedia-like website covering anything and everything related to concrete pavement.

     
  • Hanson Pipe & Precast to Manufacture, Sell City Drains in Florida

    Precast concrete City Drains provide streamlined drainage and fast installation for a range of hard-surface applications.

     
  • Tinted Road Salt Could Mean Happier Residents

    From visibility to efficacy, municipalities are opting for salt additives to improve winter road treatments.

     
  • Obama budget: Good news for public works?

    President Obama's budget plan features an ambitious public works program, expected to be funded through a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas.

     
  • Asphalt Pavement Association Awards Excellence

    The National Asphalt Pavement Association has announced the winners of its 2014 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement.

     
  • A Salt Storage Solution

    While salt makes an excellent deicer on public roads, walkways, driveways and more, storing salt in an improper manner can have a serious impact on the environmental health of the surrounding area.

     
  • The trouble with tunnels

    Tunnel construction in Seattle and Columbus are at a standstill, while officials in Las Vegas are celebrating the completion of a 7-year project.

     
  • Coming soon to a city near you: road design

    This is a list of dates and locations for Greenroads training through April. This sustainability rating system applies to both new and rehabilitated asphalt and concrete pavement.

     
  • World's largest dump truck

    This behemoth hauls almost 500 tons. Buy one of these and use it as a single snow-storage yard!

     
  • Fleet vendors renews GSA contract

    The U.S. General Services Administration has renewed an automatic tire chain systems manufacturer’s contract for five years.

     
  • Utility’s award-winning water reuse program

    A Water Purification Demonstration Project will enable the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department to supply 83 million gallons per day of drinking water locally by 2035.

     
  • Now Available: Pervious Concrete Maintenance Guide

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has released a newly revised Pervious Concrete Pavement Maintenance and Operations Guide.

     
  • DOT awards five-year on-call contract

    Under the agreement, local public agencies may award task orders for a wide range of road-related engineering services including design, computer modeling, and analytics.

     
  • 3 winter weather innovations you've GOT to see

    You won't believe what your colleagues are doing to improve snow removal until you watch it for yourself via these three videos.

     
 
 
 

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