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Essential Communication for Winter Emergency Preparedness

Contributed - Apr 11, 2014

Essential Communication for Winter Emergency Preparedness

Should snow bosses interpret a 70-percent chance for snow after midnight to mean that crews should be on the road by midnight? Maybe – maybe not. Having conversations with your meteorologists – public or private – will help your department ...

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Learn how to provide safe roads while keeping water clean

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 24, 2014

Learn how to provide safe roads while keeping water clean

It’s no secret that winter maintenance has an impact on freshwater systems – i.e. salt and chemicals getting into watersheds. But winter maintenance is necessary, so it is important to understand the best practices for moving ahead with snow and ...

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APWA notes approval of WRRDA passage

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 29, 2013

APWA notes approval of WRRDA passage

The American Public Works Association announced Thursday its approval of the House of Representatives passing a new water infrastructure bill, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). APWA called the passage “swift,” adding that it also commends the provisions included in the bill ...

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MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 30, 2013

MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

With reauthorization less than a year away, many agencies are thinking about ways lawmakers can improve the new federal bill. Four American Public Works Association (APWA) Transportation Committee members joined last month at the APWA Congress and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, ...

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Henderson features BlackBelt Maxx truck body at APWA Expo

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 27, 2013

Henderson features BlackBelt Maxx truck body at APWA Expo

Henderson Products featured its BlackBelt Maxx truck body, capable of tackling an array of applications, at the American Public Works (APWA) Congress and Exposition this week. The truck body, introduced earlier this year, can perform jobs such anti-ice applications, deicing applications, ...

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Case unveils CX75C SR mid-sized excavator at APWA Expo

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 27, 2013

Case unveils CX75C SR mid-sized excavator at APWA Expo

Case Construction on Monday introduced its new CX75C SR mid-sized excavator, which features a first-in-class Tier 4 Final engine with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)-only cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) system. Launched at the American Public Works Association (APWA) Congress and ...

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Industry professionals need to advocate infrastructure improvements, says APWA Congress speaker Larry Frevert

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 26, 2013

Industry professionals need to advocate infrastructure improvements, says APWA Congress speaker Larry Frevert

Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave America a D+ on its Report Card on American Infrastructure. The report outlined that funding is currently $1.6 trillion below what is needed to repair and maintain the nation’s failing ...

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New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman: ‘Average is over’

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 26, 2013

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman: ‘Average is over’

Best-selling author and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman spoke Sunday in front of a group of public works professionals about the challenges posed by globalization, changing technology, deficits and energy consumption. During his session at the American Public Works ...

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APWA to host 2013 Public Works Congress and Exposition

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 10, 2013

APWA to host 2013 Public Works Congress and Exposition

The American Public Works Association (APWA) will host its 2013 International Public Works Congress and Exposition at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, August 25-28. The event features keynote speakers including Thomas L. Friedman, best-selling author and columnist ...

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15 public works professionals earn CPII

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 18, 2013

15 public works professionals earn CPII

Fifteen public works professionals earned their credentials as Certified Public Infrastructure Inspectors (CPII) from the American Public Works Association (APWA) in March and April. APWA Executive Director Peter B. King said the CPII gives recognition to those who earn it as ...

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APWA Snow Conference: From Impacts to Education

Contributed - Apr 08, 2013

APWA Snow Conference: From Impacts to Education

A multi-million-dollar road project produces the tools for a traveling teaching system in South Carolina. Educators believe that show-and-tell is a good way to educate children. Many elementary and middle school students are experiencing both show and tell in their study ...

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APWA presents ODOT with Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 04, 2013

APWA presents ODOT with Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award 2013

  The American Public Works Association (APWA) has given the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) its Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award for 2013. ODOT is the first state department of transportation in the country to receive the award. The APWA selected ...

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