Bill Wilson is the editorial director of ROADS & BRIDGES magazine and has been covering the industry since 1999. He has won seven Robert F. Boger Awards for editorial excellence, including three in 2011. He also was the creator of the Top 10, Contractor's Choice Awards and Recycling Awards platforms, as well as ROADS & BRIDGES Live.
New poll: Rockfall mitigation should be an important line item with the Colorado DOT, but limited funds are forcing the agency to prioritize and be creative when tending to these hazards. Should there be dedicated funds for rockfall mitigation?
Blog Entry June 27, 2016
- New poll: There are over $2 billion in unused earmarked federal funds. States may be eligible for the money, but they have to be used on projects within 50 miles of the originally targeted project. Should states be limited to how they use these funds?
- New poll: The Delaware Senate approved a bill that would authorize hazardous pay to those who handle snow removal, mowing and other activities alongside highways. Should these employees receive hazardous pay?
- NEW POLL: Urban planning consultant Brent Toderian believes city planners should prioritize when shaping their transportation plan, and walking, biking and transit should rank well ahead of single-occupancy vehicles. Do you agree?
- NEW POLL: The bridge collapse in Atlanta last week sits on I-85, one of the most widely used roadways in the city. What should transportation officials prioritize to either prevent or prepare for these types of events in the future?
- New poll: John Baxter at FHWA said MAP-21 will contain metrics for states to follow regarding road and bridge conditions on the interstate and NHS. However, there is no penalty for non-compliance. Should there be?