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: With the general election on the horizon, what would be better for transportation over the next 4 years: a Republican or a Democratic White House?
Blog Entry April 11, 2016
- New poll: Missouri voters rejected a proposed sales-tax increase that would have generated $5.4 billion in road and bridge funding over the next 10 years. Are you surprised it was turned down?
- New poll: The highway bill being mulled over by the Senate is a six-year bill, but as of now there will only be enough funding to cover three years. Is this still better than another funding extension?
- New poll: The Senate version of the next highway bill will not allow projects under public-private partnerships to be included in the federal funding formula. The move would cost states like Indiana $42 million a year. Is this fair?
- NEW POLL: According to the ASCE, underinvestment in infrastructure will cost the average family $4,300 a year over the next decade. Is there a solution?
- NEW POLL: Ill. Governor Rauner’s 6-year budget would cut transportation funding more than $200 million, essentially negating the idea of large new projects in the state during that period. What will Illinois roads look like in 2021 if this passes?