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Author Archives: Ryan Wood

Smoothness specifications present wake-up call for contractors (access required)

In some recent national surveys of road users, drivers have listed smooth pavements as their top preferred highway characteristic. Such road surfaces not only make for a more comfortable ride, but also provide safety and longer-lasting transportation routes. These smooth ...

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Civil Rights Act has become a vehicle to challenge public agencies (access required)

The federal Civil Rights Act, enacted in 1964, has evolved in many ways over the last several decades. In the beginning, Congress sought to protect individual civil liberties, and the CRA prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ...

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