Clean sweeps

Minimize the negative impact of salt and sand.

The American Public Works Association's Winter Maintenance Subcommittee provides a wealth of information on running an effective winter operation.

Locked Out

Federal funding has provided many resources but little direct financial support

Here, gathered in one place, are links to the plethora of reports and programs for "hardening" water and wastewater utilities, listed in the order in which they appear in the article Locked out.

A summary of the Department of Homeland Security's National Infrastructure Protection Plan.

Warming trend

A new type of asphalt gains momentum.

The Federal Highway Administration and National Asphalt Pavement Association are also sponsoring an international conference on warm-mix asphalt, Nov. 11-13, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn.

Eliminate guesswork

Software increases the speed and accuracy of potential costs.

Although Info Tech is the software contractor for the American Association of State, Highway and Transportation Officials' "Trns.port" suite of road construction management products, Appia is independent of the company's DOT business and was designed for local agencies. For more information about Appia, visit For more information about TRACER, visit