Other stories by Jenni Spinner

  • Dirty business

    One New Jersey company has turned heaps of unwanted trash into a money-making and earth-saving venture.

  • Collection correction

    Cities in Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Virginia manage growth by juggling schedules and automating.

  • Words of Wisdom

    While the leadership ranks are filled mostly with masculine faces, the number of women in positions of power is growing. The challenges these women face sometimes tie into their gender, but most of their obstacles are shared by everyone in the profession—male or female. Six top public...

  • 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...