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Stephanie Johnston

Stephanie Johnston

As editor in chief, Stephanie Johnston oversees Public Works’ print magazine, website, e-newsletters, and digital initiatives. Before joining the staff 10 years ago, she worked on publications owned by the American Bar Association, Associated Equipment Distributors, and agriculture-industry publisher Century Communications. In 2015, she became editor of Concrete Construction sister publication Concrete Surfaces. She has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and lives in a Chicago suburb. E-mail sjohnston@hanleywood.com or follow her on Twitter at @StephanieatPW.

Stephanie Johnston's Posts

High (and Low) Lights of White House Budget Proposal High (and Low) Lights of White House Budget Proposal

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know President Donald Trump wants to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure. Let’s crunch the numbers to see if he puts his money where his mouth is. Read more

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Slip-Sliding Away: The State of U.S. Infrastructure Slip-Sliding Away: The State of U.S. Infrastructure

The latest Infrastructure Report Card proves that state and local governments can’t keep pace with maintenance and repair needs without federal support. Read more

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A Trillion Dollar Letdown? A Trillion Dollar Letdown?

Projects will create jobs and, hopefully, benefit public agencies in the jurisdictions they touch. But as usual, federal policy bypasses the communities that need it most. Read more

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Turning Work Zones into Safe Zones Turning Work Zones into Safe Zones

Truck-mounted attenuators cut work zone injuries and fatalities nearly in half. New technology could lower than number even further. Read more

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2017: Brave New World for Public Works Profession 2017: Brave New World for Public Works Profession

Every era has its technological winners and losers. I think we're at the dawn of something that could profoundly affect staffing levels for all infrastructure services. Read more

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