February 2017 Table of Contents

Cover Story
Giving Ferry Service New Berth Giving Ferry Service New Berth

Space-saving, storm-resistant design expands and improves transportation agency’s free ferry service. Read more

Features
North America's First Concrete-Immersed Tube Tunnel CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION North America's First Concrete-Immersed Tube Tunnel

The Virginia Department of Transportation has doubled capacity of the Midtown Tunnel by deploying a design used extensively across Europe. Instead of just encasing a steel tube in concrete, the tunnel is made entirely of concrete. Read more

Stay Ahead of the Storm with Mobile Reporting Software Stay Ahead of the Storm with Mobile Reporting Software

The nation’s largest flood control district used an easy-to-use data collection tool that enables crews to report what’s happening in the field in near-real time. Read more

Turning Work Zones into Safe Zones Turning Work Zones into Safe Zones

Truck-mounted attenuators cut work zone injuries and fatalities nearly in half. New technology could lower than number even further. Read more

Proper Plow Ballasting Lowers Liability Proper Plow Ballasting Lowers Liability

The last thing you want during a winter emergency is a driver to lose control and 'plow' into oncoming traffic. Read more

From the Editor
A Trillion Dollar Letdown? Infrastructure A Trillion Dollar Letdown?

Projects will create jobs and, hopefully, benefit public agencies in the jurisdictions they touch. But as usual, federal policy bypasses the communities that need it most. Read more

Workzone
Infrastructure Spending in the New Trump Administration Infrastructure Spending in the New Trump Administration

This article has been excerpted from Villere’s Tuesday at CC Live. Read more

ADA Corner
Sources Animate Answers to Common Accessibility Questions ADA Corner Sources Animate Answers to Common Accessibility Questions

Seven free animations help explain design requirements for restrooms, loading zones, maneuverability, and signs. Read more

Ideas & Opinions
Is the Market for Recyclables Dead? Nope! Is the Market for Recyclables Dead? Nope!

A long-time solid waste expert debunks eight myths about municipal recycling programs. Read more

Out of the Ordinary
From Sewage to Brewage Out of the Ordinary From Sewage to Brewage

Local and national ‘competitions’ promote the concept that water is too valuable to use only once. Read more

Products
2017 Work Truck Show Products

The best products you can find at this year's show. Read more

Cloud Based GIS Cloud Based GIS

Get everyone on the same page when managing your underground assets. Read more

Utility Locating System Utility Locating System

Subsite Electronics, has introduced the 2550GR Ground Penetrating Radar System featuring a new, user-friendly Window’s-based interface. Read more

The New Tablet and Smartphone from Juniper The New Tablet and Smartphone from Juniper

Cedar line of handhelds perfectly mesh ruggedness and affordability. Read more

All-In-One Rugged Android Device from Handheld All-In-One Rugged Android Device from Handheld

Handheld Group, announced the new Nautiz X2 enterprise handheld which integrates a high-quality scanner, camera and mobile phone while offering the most compact and ergonomic form factor on the market. Read more

Bring the civil engineering office to the field Bring the civil engineering office to the field

Bentley Systems OpenRoads Navigator CONNECT Edition, gives crews the tools and capabilities in the field that have historically only been available to staff using desktop programs. Read more

Topcon mapping kits Topcon mapping kits

Topcon Positioning Group announces the release of two new mapping kits for its Sirius Pro fixed-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS). Read more

Spectra Precision MobileMapper Spectra Precision MobileMapper

Spectra Precision announced its new MobileMapper 50 GNSS handheld device for simple GIS data collection or for use as a data controller for Spectra Precision SP60 and SP80 GNSS receivers. Read more

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