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: The Colorado DOT ended a pilot program on I-25 that consisted of a dedicated direct lane for thru traffic. It was somewhat successful, but too many motorists were weaving in and out. With more research, does this sound promising?
Blog Entry August 25, 2014
- NEW POLL: California now has two pilot programs that will use generators embedded in pavement to produce energy (like turbines and solar panels). Traffic on the road would feed the generators. Do you think this technology looks promising?
- New poll: The Tennessee DOT applied road shields on the pavement of I-40 to help direct traffic. Why is this not common practice among DOTs?
- New poll: A Texas court ruled a guardrail treatment was too dangerous even though it was approved by the FHWA. In light of the decision, have you lost any confidence in the federal government in regards to traffic safety?
- New poll: Soon portions of I-40 and I-440 in Raleigh, N.C., will be reconstructed. The N.C. DOT allowed motorists to name the construction movement. The winning title was “Crawleigh.” Was this a good move?
- New poll: Officials were ready to delay the opening of the new Bay Bridge until a sudden solution was proposed. The repair calls for crews to shim seismic bearings with steel plates, and it would complete the span by Labor Day. Would you consider it?