Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson

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.

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Since assuming the responsibilities of Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood's tenure has been centered around distracted driving. Well, allow me to send a text to Mr. LaHood while I sit here at my desk, about 100 yards from the hazard zone known as my car: I wish you nothing but the best, but...
I would much rather see a shovel scoop than cut. Yes, I am certain of that now. This feeling became official after what I witnessed at the Detroit Tigers’ Comerica Park on a cool fall afternoon in late September. The Tigers and Minnesota Twins were between innings when I saw a little squirrel run...
The joint venture of Lunda/Ames have run into some money. Actually, they are running towards it as we speak. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) announced on Oct. 5 that it would pay the builders of the new Hastings Bridge nearly $2.1 million in overtime if it can open the span by...
I was needling my wife a little bit. Our oldest son, Aidan, joined Cubs Scouts a couple of months ago, and as the days drew closer to his first official pack meeting, the time for sewing on his starter patches turned immediate. So, in a very tactful way, I kept nudging her to complete the task....
A few years from now I just might be in a nursing home. Playing checkers. And losing badly. A colleague of mine, who is much closer to hitting the assisted-living age than I, made the prediction as we were eating breakfast in a hotel in Anaheim. He just beat me in a phone-app game of Connect 4...
There is low-income housing, but should there be low-income travel lanes? The idea might be on the table in Virginia. where officials are looking to toll I-95, but some say it is unfair to hit one of the poorest areas with another financial burden. In response, the Virginia Department of...
If you pick the right candidate, water will play along. I remember learning how to skip rocks on the shores of Lake Michigan. To be solid in the sport demands a keen eye to separate the flying disks from the ones that are clumsy in flight. With the correct fling of the wrist, the water quickly...
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