More stories about Columbus, GA-AL

  • Texas DOT awards Atkins a 6-year, $25 million right-of-way and utility coordination contract for statewide P3 projects

    The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has selected Atkins to provide right-of-way (ROW) oversight, compliance review, and utility coordination services for transportation-related public-private partnership (P3) projects throughout Texas.

  • Interim Short-Term Financing

  • Using vendor financing to move projects forward

    Three utilities forgo time- and labor-intensive bonds and loans to free up resources for other pressing needs.

  • The subgrade and subbase factor

    Quality pavements start from the ground up

  • Counties Collect Conservation Honors

  • Get what you deserve

    Each year, solid waste haulers pay hundreds of millions of dollars in franchise fees or gross receipt fees to local governments. Based on gross revenues billed to the haulers' customers, these fees compensate cities for the use of their streets and rights of way.

  • Are You Holding Water Correctly?

  • 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...

  • Dealing with disaster

    In 2004, four hurricanes made landfall in Florida. While not all of them impacted Marion County, we had the unusual misfortune of dealing with two of the storms in September—back-to-back. Both storms (Frances and Jeanne) were packing tropical storm force winds by the time they reached us, with...

  • Upgrading to Class A anaerobic digestion

    More utilities are looking at producing Class A biosolids from municipal wastewater sludges as a way to reduce their regulatory requirements and improve their program's image with the public. The question is, what is the best way to convert an existing Class B biosolids digestion system into a...