Road Trip: APWA Brings Awareness to Aging Infrastructure

Best-selling author will drive a 1949 Hudson Commodore 8 cross-country to visit with public works departments and bring attention to infrastructure projects
Road Trip: APWA Brings Awareness to Aging Infrastructure
Dan McNichol (left) and Nancee Lyons, Washington D.C. public affairs specialist, next to the 1949 Hudson Commodore 8 that McNichol will drive across the country to bring awareness to aging infrastructure.

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The American Public Works Association (APWA) kicked off National Public Works Week on Tuesday, May 19, with its “Low and Slow Across America’s Infrastructure Tour” launch at the Washington, D.C., Public Works Fleet Campus.

The “Low and Slow Across America’s Infrastructure Tour" features best-selling author, Dan McNichol, Ph.D., 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.

Tour updates are available on the APWA website, along with an itinerary. If you are involved in an infrastructure project or public works department along the route and are interested in meeting the team, contact Aileen Cho at or Tudor Van Hampton at for details.

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.


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