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: A Utah state commission last week recommended that sales tax earmarks for roads and water be eliminated in advance of budget planning. Good idea? Bad idea?
Blog Entry November 16, 2015
- New poll: Obama’s transportation plan, sent to Congress last week, would allow tolling of interstates to pay for repair or replacement. Is that a good idea?
- New poll: The Hampton Roads (Va.) region is considering using casinos instead of tolls to generate money for transportation. The bill passed a Senate subcommittee last week. Do you think this is a good idea?
- New poll: The Texas DOT is considering killing tolls on its highways, in effort to assuage present congestion while seeking alternate sources for the $5 billion it needs to effect real change by 2020. Good idea? Bad idea?
- New poll: Officials in Virginia are concerned if they toll I-95 the poorest region in the state would have to absorb an additional financial burden. VDOT is toying with the idea of offering a discount. Is this a good idea?
- New poll: A U.S. DOT pilot program will allow state and local transportation agencies to utilize local hiring preferences on federal-aid highway and transit projects. Is this a good idea?