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    Tall in the saddle

    Equestrian-minded development makes Norco, Calif., more than a one-horse town.

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    Backhoe Loaders February 2007

    PW Solutions features the latest backhoe loaders.

  • Red light, yellow light, green light

    Hudson, Ohio, uses GPS-equipped intersection systems to give emergency vehicles right of way.

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    A package deal

    Expanding rapidly to accommodate retiring baby boomers, Camas, Wash., had a stressed, aging sewer infrastructure that required replacement or refurbishment of many sections and substantial investment in new systems.

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    Make your fleet work for you

    Fleet managers across all industries will have an ideal opportunity to learn about new trucks, truck accessories, products, and innovations at The Work Truck Show, March 7–9,

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    Pushing overdrive

    Enhanced software gives users the ability to collect, interpret, and share data. Six users tell us how these technologies help them speed data collection.

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    The buck stops here

    What to do when elected officials start pitting the cost of your department's services against those of private vendors.

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    Open for business

    Outsourcing public works functions can get officials re-elected, but how does it affect employees?

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    Brew it yourself

    As increasing fuel costs, mounting environmental concerns, and the need to refurbish ailing fleets as the newer ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) take their toll on engines, fleet managers are seeking alternatives that won't destroy carefully negotiated budgets.

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    Fuel costs dropping, relief in sight

    If one industry expert is on the mark, the fuel costs that have been battering fleet budgets will drop, providing some much-needed relief in the coming months.

  • Show-Me State meets road challenge

    In his 2005 Smooth Roads Initiative, Missouri governor Matt Blunt delivered a challenge for the Missouri DOT (MoDOT): improve 2200 miles of the state's busiest highways by the end of 2007. Road crews beat the goal by one year.

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    Innovative reclamation plant gets flowing

    An innovative new plant in West Palm Beach, Fla., will enable the city to reclaim much of its wastewater for reuse while being kind to the environment.

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    Florida park tops grounds awards

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    Public projects procure pavement prizes

    The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has recognized several such projects with its 2006 Excellence in Concrete Pavement awards. The program honors owners, contractors, and engineers for pavement projects demonstrating quality, cost-consciousness, and minimal road-user delays.

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    Fleet managers rev up for equipment-rich trade show

    The annual Work Truck Show—in Indianapolis March 7–9, at the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome—has always been well attended by commercial distributors and users of Class 1–8 trucks.

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    The whys and wherefores of Wi-Fi

    A wireless Internet access deal—whether privately subsidized or provided free of charge by a company like Google or Earthlink—might look like an appealing, potentially profit-making venture for a public works department to take on. However, according to a study by the Reason Foundation, such an...

  • PUBLIC WORK Briefs: February

  • down&dirty

    Officials at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection worry that herds of hungry deer munching vegetation around drinking water reservoirs might be threatening the supply.

  • Holiday cheer shows up in sewage

    According to University of Washington researchers, those snickerdoodles you scarfed down during the holidays could have an impact on the water system.

  • PW crew helps deliver bucket of joy

    When a brutal December storm nearly prevented an expectant Colorado mother from reaching the hospital, a local public works team delivered—in a way.

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    Rolling with the changes