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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I would like to think I am pretty picky about choosing my iPhone apps. Before I go through the trouble of downloading one, I want to make sure I am going to receive maximum enjoyment/use out of it. Waze cleared the initial screening. Waze is basically a traffic-management app. Once you sign in, you...
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There is a new way of doing business in Washington, at least according to the Speaker of the House. Appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference, John Boehner (R-Ohio) admitted he was not certain that the five-year, $260 billion House transportation bill would make it out of his...
I  have pulled way too many pacifiers lately.My tantrum-advanced daughter, who is at the height of the Terrible Twos, has decided it is no longer in her best interest to brush her teeth every night. When we try to enforce the activity, she refuses with her best scream, best kick and best scowl. I’m...
Construction of the Puente Baluarte bridge in Mexico was delayed because of the harvest. This harvest involved marijuana and opium poppy. Engineers tied to the cable-stayed bridge, which is the highest of its kind in the world, were actually contacted by local drug lords and ordered not to start...
So Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. John Mica believe they can get something done regarding a new multiyear highway bill. U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood did not hold the same kind of hope. At the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting last week, he went over the timeline, month by month to...
I think Facebook is the bubbly sibling of Twitter. I know I am not alone with this characterization. In the social media world, LinkedIn is the serious and overachieving oldest sibling, Twitter is the quick and to-the-point child and then there is Facebook--certainly not an underachiever, but not a...
The Gateway Project is not opening any doors for Manuel "Matty" Moroun. In fact, it has done nothing but close the one door to his jail cell. Last week, a judge found Moroun, owner of the Detroit International Bridge Co., and president Dan Stamper in contempt of court after failing to complete DIBC...
I cannot drive on Sundays--at least during the NFL season. That is because I am a fantasy football nut, and my wife knows better than to allow me to take the wheel while I have one eye on my smart phone to see if one of my running backs can punch it in from a yard out.   I have noticed an uptick in...
The Elf on the Shelf? Ever hear of it? We are doing it for the first time with our kids this year. For those who don't know, the Elf is a tiny doll that parents place in a different spot every night and the figurine is supposed to keep watch over the kids in the days leading up to Christmas. The...
I just got back from L.A., and I think my spleen is bruised. Or perhaps some other organ is hurting after jiggling through the pavement landscape of southern California en route to the American Concrete Pavement Association's annual meeting in Indian Wells. Pretty much every stretch of route I...
It was a couple of days before Thanksgiving, and I was too emotionally frozen to say a prayer. Thank goodness for the traffic- and automobile-safety standards of this country, and a small miracle. One of my last movements on my commute to work involves exiting off State Rte. 53 and on to Euclid...
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