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    TruckWorks: NTEA Sneak Peak

    A sneak peak at some of the products on display at the National Truck Equipment Association's Work Truck Show.

  • Street art

    The stuff hidden underneath the manhole covers of the world ranges from unremarkable to downright disgusting. But just because they're hiding unspeakable stuff doesn't mean that the covers themselves have to be ugly.

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    Paving Technology February 2008

    The latest equipment designed to meet your paving needs.

  • The truck stops here

    While vehicle options are growing in complexity and sophistication, you're under increasing pressure to document taxpayer return on investment. Given these two factors, you can't just buy what you've always bought.

  • Build it right

    Your guide to delivering the vehicle that matches your customers' needs.

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    Friends Indeed

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    Disaster blasters

    From Oct. 20 through Nov. 7, during one of California's driest years on record, a large swath of the state was engulfed in flames. As in all natural disasters, public works played a critical role. Employees were assigned to fire crews to designate evacuation routes and close roads. Before the last...

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    West Nile clampdown

    A technology-driven abatement program limits the spread of disease.

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    From Garbage to Gold

    For more than 20 years, the city of Portland, Ore.'s Office of Transportation (PDOT) has experimented with recycling techniques—collecting paper, composting leaves, recycling construction debris, etc. Their trials paid off in fiscal year 2006-07, to the tune of nearly $3.6 million.

  • Overflow relief

    Beginning immediately, wastewater treatment systems with separate stormwater and sanitary sewers can look forward to being inspected every other year instead of annually.

  • February 2008 News & Views

    Midwest water reuse project draws applause; DOT Offers Money for Congestion Relief

  • Governor Plans to Terminate Engineer Shortage

    Schwarzenegger announces a proposal to bring thousands of new engineers to state jobs in California.

  • The Price of Pollution

    2007 engines are meeting standards, but accessories can't take the heat.

  • PW Briefs

    New and noteworthy industry news from around the globe.

  • To Err is Human

    What to make of the news that the Aug. 1 collapse of the bridge carrying I-35 over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis was due to human error?

  • All in the Line of Duty

    I spent last Monday with New Orleans public works director Robert Mendoza, who delivered what must have been the most complete, short-term lesson possible on managing public expectations.

  • Do-it-Yourself Purchasing

    One employee's unique approach to purchasing has had a major, lasting impact on a whole department.