Other stories by Jenni Spinner

  • Goodness gracious, great balls of concrete

  • Hats off to the garbage man

    When it comes to fashion, sanitation workers are cutting-edge.

  • PM worth its weight in gold

    It's cheaper to avert repairs than wait until they're necessary. By implementing a preventive maintenance plan, two very different departments reduced traffic signal failures and lowered life-cycle cost.

  • Pipe vs. pipe

    Picking the perfect pipe can be perplexing. Here, we share with you a range of resources to help you determine the best material, size, and accessories for the job.

  • Tall in the saddle

    Equestrian-minded development makes Norco, Calif., more than a one-horse town.

  • Fleet managers rev up for equipment-rich trade show

    The annual Work Truck Show—in Indianapolis March 7–9, at the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome—has always been well attended by commercial distributors and users of Class 1–8 trucks.

  • The whys and wherefores of Wi-Fi

    A wireless Internet access deal—whether privately subsidized or provided free of charge by a company like Google or Earthlink—might look like an appealing, potentially profit-making venture for a public works department to take on. However, according to a study by the Reason Foundation, such an...

  • Clang, clang, clang went the trolley

    It might have been the end of the line for a retired trolley car, had a group of dedicated railway enthusiasts not stepped up to revive it. As a result, the car is nearly restored to its former glory, and the people behind its rejuvenation got a valuable lesson in how to use federal transportation...

  • Forecast 2007: wastewater/stormwater

  • Getting to the root of the issue

    A Gardena, Calif., company has come up with a solution that helps sidewalks and trees coexist peacefully.