KANSAS CITY, MO. -- The American Public Works Association (APWA) kicked off National Public Works Week with the “Low and Slow Across America’s Infrastructure Tour” Launch at the Washington D.C. Public Works Fleet Campus, located at 1833 West Virginia Avenue NE, on Tuesday, May 19 at 10 a.m. The “Low and Slow Across America’s Infrastructure” Tour, sponsored by APWA and the Engineering News Record (ENR), features best-selling author, Dan McNichol, PhD., who will be driving a 1949 Hudson Commodore 8, as a metaphor of the aged condition of infrastructure from Washington D.C to Los Angeles to assess the condition of infrastructure projects, visit with public works departments, and find some solutions along the way.
“APWA is pleased to sponsor the launch of the ‘Low & Slow Across America’s Infrastructure’ Tour. McNichol’s trip will draw attention to the critical condition of our country’s infrastructure and increase awareness of public works professionals, as well as the infrastructure investments needed to maintain these systems,” said APWA Executive Director, Peter B. King. “Later this summer, McNichol will also discuss the tour with attendees of the APWA 2015 International Public Works Congress in Phoenix, AZ. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015,” King said.
“We are honored that APWA is starting its ‘Low and Slow Across America’s Infrastructure’ tour at DPW’s Fleet shop,” said DC Department of Public Works Director, William O. Howland, Jr. “It is an excellent way to acknowledge the work that our Fleet Management Administration has done to make DC one of the best and greenest public fleets in the country and to honor all of the public works employees who keep the nation’s capital roads, streets and bridges clean, safe and operational.”
APWA sponsors National Public Works Week annually with the more than 28,500 members in the U.S. and Canada, who observe the week to energize and educate the public, government leaders, media, companies and other stakeholders about the importance of public works in our daily lives.
The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 28,500 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, has an office in Washington, D.C. and 63 chapters in North America.