In December 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) authorized $225 billion for highways and $61 billion for public transit. Readers who responded to our annual budget outlook identified “streets and roads” as their greatest challenge this year, so the federal funding boost came just in the nick of time. If record attendance at the World of Asphalt and World of Concrete trade shows is any indication, public agencies are unleashing the new construction and major improvements they postponed during the Great Recession. Here are 12 tools for increasing crew productivity on those projects.


Safe passage
The winning 2016 Triad Award project combines durability, sustainability, and innovation to keep drivers safe in Utah’s Silver Creek Canyon.

Finding the right solution
How to write an apples-to-apples specification for silane penetrating sealers.