Anchorage, AK

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Bridging endangered habitat in Alaska's Cook Inlet

Groundbreaking research enables a 1.74-mile bridge over a whale waterway to proceed. More

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Alaska city deploys Web-based permitting system
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Alaska city has sign management down cold

The traffic engineering division had to keep track of 65,000 street signs, and the outdated paper-based tracking system in place violated the municipal code that required the department to maintain accurate, up-to-date records of its traffic-control devices. They needed a cost-effective way to digitally inventory the significant supply of signs and signals. More

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Tossing the tube

John Bardeen, William Shockley, and Walter Brattain—researchers at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ.—never dreamed that their invention of the transistor would become such a big deal in the waste industry when they received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1956. More

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Alaska utility steps up customer service

The Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility—seeking to streamline customer service and billing operations—has implemented a new customer information system to serve its 55,000 clients. More

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PUBLIC WORKS BRIEFS March 2005
Barrier provides a clear solution
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Barrier provides a clear solution

In a place known for pristine mountain views and limited sunlight, the Alaska DOT... More

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