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  • Sure, it SOUNDS easy to implement technology ...

    Michigan DOT managed 65 employees, 55 contractor and subcontractor firms, and 500 construction workers on a seven-month freeway reconstruction without issuing a single piece of paper. Having saved $1 million via "e-construction," the agency plans to use the process on 400 more projects.

  • Township saves yard waste and disposal program

    Working with the manufacturer on equipment modifications keeps a popular free service safe from budget cutbacks.

  • Service dogs need access too!

    For the past 12 years I have traveled from one end of this country to the other with my service dog. The most difficult task for us was finding places for Maddie to relieve herself.

  • Do public sector workers have the right to strike?

    A year ago, wastewater treatment plant operators went on strike to protest deep cuts (81%) to Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Department. A federal judge told them to return to work or face jail time. Was that fair?

  • What to do about Detroit's public works

    Detroit's street, water, wastewater, streetlight, and other infrastructure systems are three times the size they need to be for 700,000 residents.

  • Adopt-A-Sign program

    Highway sign program credits sponsorship of clean technology and/or energy.

  • Michigan voters to decide on new U.S., Canada bridge

    Residents get the say-so on whether or not to build the Detroit River International Crossing (also called the New International Trade Crossing).

  • Secrets of three top winter operations

  • Safety at a crossroads

    A lot of action occurs at an intersection. Cars and trucks speed in from all directions, stopping, turning, changing lanes. Introducing other variables—such as poor visibility, bad weather, inadequate signage, and human error—to these hubs of activity leads to a recipe for disaster.