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  • Do-it-yourself public works crews

    Imagine 130,000 people descending on Las Vegas in the dead of winter and packed into about one square mile of space.

  • Women and pay in public works

    April 8 is Equal Pay Day: the date on which I’ll finally have earned as much as a similarly educated, similarly experienced male colleague earned last year. Is my employer deliberately low-balling my compensation?

  • Three tips I picked up at Traffic Expo

    The American Traffic Safety Services Association’s 40th annual convention – Traffic Expo – convened last week. Here are my top take-aways.

  • Five nifty products from World of Concrete

    And an extra one thrown in for good measure because it could make your life a whole lot easier.

  • As promised last week ...

    Solutions to four more common public works challenges based on reader budget expectations for the year.

  • Four challenges, four solutions

    As promised last week, how readers in various EPA regions plan to meet their community's unique public works challenges this year.

  • ‘Bridgegate’: Something sounds fishy to me!

    Although it’s probably not what you think. Most reports of the traffic jam heard ‘round the nation say lanes were closed for a “traffic study.” That doesn’t make sense to me.

  • Well, isn’t this a great start to a new year?!

    It’s warmer in Antarctica than it is here in Chicago right now. With many businesses and schools closed, folks are hunkering down by the fire at home. But not local road crews.

  • 5 out of 10 public works departments chosen!

    That means we need five more candidates. For what, you ask? For a profile in our January issue.

  • Public (works) Enemy No. 1

    Surprisingly (at least to me), it’s not stormwater. According to preliminary Public Works survey results, readers expect pavement construction and maintenance (i.e., streets and roads) to be their department’s greatest challenge next year.