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  • Fleet Works: Products 2010

    Featuring: 11th annual world truck show

  • Rebels with a cause

    Paul Revere's midnight ride once inspired the citizens of Lexington, Mass., to become the nation's first patriots. Today, public works is inspiring them to become revolutionaries once again.

  • Funding employee retirement benefits

  • Buy America Bonds save taxpayer dollars

    The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago provides an excellent example of how to combine stimulus financing options with traditional instruments to stretch resources as far as possible.

  • The greenest street in Chicago

    Each spring, large quantities of dissolved nutrients (such as nitrogen and phosphorous) are transported from the upper Midwest into what is called the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone — an oxygen-deficient area that grows to approximately 8,000 square miles each year and cannot support marine life.

  • PUBLIC WORKS Article Links August 2009

    Article Links for the Current Issue of PW Mag

  • Seeds of Discontent?

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has infused $680 million into roads since it was enacted. Despite critics who charge that it provides little more than a loose patchwork of quick fixes, it is working: More than 2,000 projects are under way in 47 states.

  • Chicago adds to Deep Tunnel network

  • Clearing the Way

    Country helps develop nationwide road weather information service.

  • Stimulus reporting deadline extended; guidance issued

    The Obama administration wants 70% of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to be invested by the end of 2010. At mid-year, it was less than 10% of the way there.