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 sequester cuts has the House of Reps considering a bill that will drop the level of funding for the U.S. DOT in FY 2014. The Senate's version keeps the spending rate flat. Do you think there will be a cut in U.S. DOT budget?
Blog Entry August 05, 2013
- New poll: Some of the top economists are saying that the sequester will not soften the economy. In fact, they claim conditions will improve by the end of 2013, and take off in 2014. Do you believe it?
- New poll: Last week, the House passed a continuing resolution that calls for cuts in MAP-21 transportation spending levels. Do you think there is a real threat that federal money for road and bridge work could get cut this year?
- 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?
- New poll: The U.S. DOT is now predicting the Highway Trust Fund will be below the critical $4 billion mark in July. Most predicted it would reach this low-water mark in August. Do you think it could happen earlier than July?
- New poll: There is now a plan in place to fix the massive S.R. 99 tunnel-boring machine, which has been at a standstill since January. Do you think there will be any more major delays during the tunnel boring?