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  • State Gets $28 Million for High-Speed Rail

    Not to be confused with the 760 mph Hyperloop, maglev trains are almost (but not quite) as fast. Maryland just received seed money for a possible corridor between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

     
  • Modelling Public Transport in the Era of Intelligent Transport Systems

    A new textbook explains for the first time how the effect of Intelligent Transport Systems technologies on passenger behavior in public transport can be modelled

     
  • Check Out This Engineer's 'Virtual Watershed' (with video)

    Now you, too, can build an interactive tool to teach the public about stormwater. Civil engineering professor Shane Rogers provides instructions (but not the funding).

     
  • Seeking Innovative Public Concrete Projects!

    We're looking for candidates for our third annual Triad Award. If your public agency has delivered a project that should be recognized for innovative design and construction, let us know by Friday. (Here are 2014's and 2015's winners.)

     
  • FREE Help for Private Property Inflow, Infiltration

    This five-page Water Environment Federation overview outlines key considerations for municipal utilities that want to establish a framework for private property I/I (PPII) mitigation activities.

     
  • Equipment Fleets Luncheon & Forum

    Presented by Concrete Construction magazine, the Equipment Fleets Luncheon and Forum will debut at this year’s World of Concrete.

     
  • IECA Webinar: Facility Runoff Control Plans for MS4s

    Is your municipality struggling to comply with Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System program requirements? The webinar, held on Dec. 16, will explain how to conduct "hot spot" assessments to identify pollutant runoff risk. Each participant receives a certificate.

     
  • Partnership Will Map Urban Air Quality

    A company that designs and deploys environmental sensor networks is working with Google Earth Outreach to enhance understanding of pollution trends.

     
  • Drunk Water Operator Leaves Town High and Dry

    You think your water infrastructure is in trouble?! This town's pump doesn't run unless someone shows up to start it.

     
  • Using LEED Guidelines to Lower Water Consumption

    Building and public health codes sometimes get in the way of obtaining the water credits necessary to achieve a platinum rating. A drought-stricken city is collaborating with the county health department, systems designer, and public advocates to overcome these challenges and build a net zero water...

     
  • Four Municipal Planning Projects Awarded

    Two cities and two metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) will receive support from a San Diego-based planning, design, and engineering firm that serves the Southwest.

     
  • State Awards Major Highway Expansion

    Work on I-75 improvements in Florida continues with a 16-mile project spanning Charlotte and Sarasota counties.

     
  • Injuries hurt the body and the budget (INFOGRAPHIC)

    To help encourage safety at work, Magid has created a new infographic that helps safety managers and workers discover common work-related injuries, costs and prevention options.

     
  • TODAY: Drinking Water Regulatory Update Webinar

    The American Water Works Association's annual federal regulatory overview addresses topics including fluoride levels, Waters of the U.S.rule, and the Clean Power Plan. The 1.5-hour webinar begins at 1 pm (Eastern).

     
  • There'll Be Hell to Pay When the Well Runs Dry

    A U.S. representative urges his colleagues to dedicate 1% of the nation's GDP (that's $160 billion) to fixing the nation's infrastructure. He's tired of Congress playing kick-the-can with assets that are vital to global competitiveness.

     
  • State Supreme Court Upholds Utility's Stormwater Fee

    Thanks to the court's ruling, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District can restart a regional stormwater management program that was suspended when eight communities challenged the district's stormwater fee structure.

     
  • City Issues $2M in Bogus Speed Camera Tickets (with video)

    Chicago uses cameras to monitor driver speed and behavior in intersections. Under fire for improper ticketing procedures, the city's refunding at least 23,000 that shouldn't have been issued.

     
  • $648M Toll Road Begins Construction Despite Opposition

    Elected officials in North Carolina are squaring off against citizens who say widening an existing highway is preferable to a tollway designed, built, and operated by a Spanish company.

     
  • 9 FREE Articles on Roadway Design and Construction

    A recent issue of the Center for Accelerating Innovation's newsletter covers roadway diets, geosynthetic reinforced soil-integrated bridge system technology, and seven other topics near and dear to transportation engineers.

     
  • Canada's Largest Wastewater Outfall Project Awarded

    The City of Toronto is tunneling more than 2 miles under a lakebed to replace an outfall with one that can convey 1,040 million gallons of treated effluent daily.

     
 
 
 

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