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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My cousin shows up in my mind more than she shows up on my doorstep. It's the nature of the game, I guess. Most of my relatives live in Michigan, and at best I see them once a year. Even though visits have been scarce, Mary Elizabeth holds a special place in my brain--and I do not know why....
I always thought it was fun to picture AAA as a nice, fat Jack-O-Lantern. When I was in grade school my mom received one of those American Automobile Association car stickers. The decal was oval-shaped and had the letters AAA spread across it, and if you focused on another dimension, on the...
So here we sit--again. It's almost like taking a long-distance flight, when the seat cushion feels more like a seat rock by hour two. We are at that point. We have been sitting a long time, yet Congress continues to add a time cushion. It did not take much for the House of Representatives to add...
I do not know how the city of New York functioned without twin reflecting pools. I mean, let’s face it, America’s closest thing to the center of the universe has a world of problems to sift through and sort out. Every so often, you need to be taken by a body of tranquil water and—reflect. New York...
Last week I authored a blog on a Chicago Tribune investigation on the Illinois Tollway's use of overtime pay. Here is the agency's response:   Dear Editor:   We welcome the opportunity to respond to questions that have been raised about overtime issues at the Illinois Tollway and our responsibility...
Last week I authored a blog on a Chicago Tribune investigation on the Illinois Tollway's use of overtime pay. Here is the agency's response:   Dear Editor:   We welcome the opportunity to respond to questions that have been raised about overtime issues at the Illinois Tollway and our responsibility...
Last week I authored a blog on a Chicago Tribune investigation on the Illinois Tollway's use of overtime pay. Here is the agency's response:   Dear Editor:   We welcome the opportunity to respond to questions that have been raised about overtime issues at the Illinois Tollway and our responsibility...
During heated House deliberations last week, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) called the Republican party a bunch of "bozos" for the way they have handled highway funding over the past year or so. It certainly has been a circus on Capitol Hill, but let's remember that the original Bozo had a sidekick,...
My Dad now lives in Kentucky and drives a school bus. Semi-retirement life could not get any easier. However, whenever he comes back home to Chicago I feel like I am the one giving him a ride back to a place called reality.   The latest spin around the block of hard knocks came this past Christmas...
I don't think the enthusiasm behind compressed natural gas (CNG) is going to flame out anytime soon. In fact, it is most likely going to grow as fast as a California wildfire. The NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis last week showcased commercial truck manufacturers either on the cusp of CNG...
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I always knew Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) could be animated in his delivery. So when he basically told close friend Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) to stop being a "bleep" and go do something about the House transportation bill, I thought to myself, "It's about bleepin' time."   This...
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