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  • Springing into summer

    Answer these 10 questions to ensure parks, trails, and playgrounds are ready to (safely) rock.

  • No one sues themselves

    How to form a disabilities committee that turns ‘difficult’ people into powerful allies.

  • Ground surface and wheelchair users

    A short video you once showed on high-vibration vs. smooth ground surfaces has stayed with me in all my sidewalk, patio, and outdoor assembly area design projects. I heard the U.S. Access Board has researched the effects of ground surfaces on wheelchair users. If so, can you tell us more about it...

  • President Obama’s second stimulus package

    In 2009, the Build America Bond program was launched to jump-start the economy via road- and water-system construction. Six year later, the Qualified Public Infrastructure Bond (QPIB) could pick up where the first stimulus package left off.

  • Justice Department Files Statement of Interest regarding Title II Service Animal Regulation

    The Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest today (1/26/15) in Alboniga v. School Board of Broward County, Florida, No. 14-60085 (S. D. Fla.), to clarify that the Department's title II regulation generally requires public entities, such as schools, to permit individuals with...

  • Lies, damn lies, and statistics

    Wasn’t it Mark Twain who said there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics? I believe he was referring to the use of numbers (by politicians) to strengthen a weak argument.

  • Save $65 on an expert panel discussion: Feb. 5

    We invite you to meet the winners of an annual award honoring publicly owned projects at a luncheon on Thurs., Feb. 5, in Las Vegas. This year’s Triad Award recipients demonstrate innovative use of portland limestone cement (PLC).

  • Emergency preparedness for citizens with disabilities

    QUESTION: Michele, I read your Winter 2014 Indiana LTAP Newsletter article about a really thorough approach to keeping people with disabilities in mind when preparing communities for disaster emergencies and, in this case, severe snow storms or even moderate snow conditions. Can you share that on...

  • U.S. Access Board: Board Sponsored Study Examines Impacts of Rough Surfaces on Wheelchair Traffic

    A study funded by the Board was recently completed on how the roughness of pathway surfaces impacts wheelchair travel.

  • Is asset management a load of crap?

    Before all you software, equipment, and consulting companies that serve the public works market have a fit over that question, please: Let me explain.