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: Last week, the Arizona DOT used a picture of blurry images on S.R. 260 and asked users on its Twitter feed if it was Bigfoot’s family. ADOT says it uses humor to drive traffic to the site. Should a DOT use social media just to get hits?
Blog Entry January 12, 2015
- Iowa adds Twitter feeds to send road information
- MoDOT increases public access with new social media tools
- The age of social media
- 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: Rather than find a way to increase funding, the Tennessee DOT is asking officials at the local level to find cheaper ways to build roads and bridges. Do you think this will be an effective strategy?