Other stories by Jenni Spinner

  • Sure Routes to Funding

    While the pool of money allocated to the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program stands at $147 million, you might want to go after your share of the funding this year before it dries up—or gets reallocated.

  • Water Supply

    How bad was the drought that plagued much of the U.S. last year? According to Georgia's Gov. Sonny Perdue, it couldn't have been much worse.

  • Blacktop Goes Green

    The Missouri DOT continues down the innovation highway by testing earth-friendly pavement markings.

  • Alaska city has sign management down cold

    The traffic engineering division had to keep track of 65,000 street signs, and the outdated paper-based tracking system in place violated the municipal code that required the department to maintain accurate, up-to-date records of its traffic-control devices. They needed a cost-effective way to...

  • Learning Curve

    Once someone joins the Chesapeake Public Works Department, they never seem to want to leave. Of the 500 employees on staff, nearly 100 have been there 20 years or more. If you want to know why, ask Jerry Ivory.

  • When Good Haulers Go Bad...

  • Tinkering with the future

    Back when actor John Ratzenberger was a youngster, playtime was a hands-on experience. Barring a blizzard or other weather catastrophe, he and his friends would be outside most days, playing ball or riding their bikes. Other days, he would tinker.

  • Big Cities Greener than Ever

    In 2005, the 60 largest U.S. cities spent a record $4.3 billion in maintaining and growing their parks systems. However, green-space advocates maintain more funding is needed to improve urban quality of life.

  • The Shadow of the Bridge

    Eric Steel's documentary

  • Controversial Road Project Open for Business

    For half a century, the Red Hill Valley Parkway in Hamilton, Ontario, has had its share of controversy. In 1956, infrastructure managers conceived the expressway project, and the transportation corridor became part of the city