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White House administration to focus on transportation funding this week


  • McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • CBS News
  • Politico (Washington, D.C.)

President Barack Obama and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will make public appearances this week in an attempt to convince people of the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure… Read More

1,177-foot-high railway bridge being built in Himalayas


  • Business Insider

A 1,177-foot-high railway bridge is being built in the Himalayan mountains in India. The $92 million arch-shaped steel bridge has been designed with high winds and seismic activity in mind. When compl… Read More

Guidelines being drafted to specify net-zero energy construction



A draft letter that will include "clear goals and guidance" on the building of net-zero energy buildings is expected to be issued in September by the Net-Zero Energy Task Group, which was established … Read More