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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Some believe the Mag Mile should not be a drag mile.   An alternative transportation group is suggesting that the city of Chicago close certain roads downtown to cars, including Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, so buses, pedestrians and bicyclists can roam free. The goal of the Active...
For a moment, she forgot who she was. A hard X through “Schr” corrected her memory, and a long line through the heart of New Jersey now answered to the church. In the grand finale of season two of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” a story set in Atlantic City during the rise of the mob and Prohibition (I...
The cold snow quickly becomes the spit of demons on the basketball court. When the flakes on the bottom of boots finally lose their adhesion, some of it ends up on the hardwood, and then comes the puddle of terror. All it takes is one unsuspecting high-top stepping on the wrong spot, and then you...
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie might have known nothing, but those that make up his political DNA—his very own political existence—knew too much.   Christie finally spoke publicly about the congestion apocalypse leading up to the George Washington Bridge late last summer, stating he had no...
Unless you can get a BMW to take the stand, I’m not sure how far this automated vehicle technology will go.   Some in the industry cannot contain their excitement, and claim by 2025 we could see cars driving themselves out on the American highway. Michigan recently became the fourth state to...
It is possible my flower needed a good wax job, but at least it could drive itself. Yes, I was going to offer up a long stem of goodness on this page this month. I figured most were taking my argumentative columns like they were getting hit from above by a crop duster, so my rose (free of thorns)...
When’s the flood?   That was heard back in school when you made the sorry decision to wear pants falling just short of the ankle line. Over in Colorado, transportation officials do not want to experience another day when they get caught with their pants down. The devastating flood that swept the...
The proposed Illiana Expressway is not like the beaten path to my neighbor’s house. However, in order to get approval the same process has been executed. When my 8-year-old son wants to go across the street to play with his friend, he’ll ask my wife, and if he’s greeted with a no answer he’ll take...
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