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 state of South Carolina has come under criticism lately for its state infrastructure bank. Regions that have the inability to provide matching funds are not receiving the aid. Should they still be entitled to receive money from the bank?
Blog Entry September 10, 2012
- New poll: North Carolina passed a law last week that bans transgenders from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not match their original gender. In response, U.S. DOT threatened the loss of federal highway funds. Should the U.S. DOT make this threat?
- New poll: There are over $2 billion in unused earmarked federal funds. States may be eligible for the money, but they have to be used on projects within 50 miles of the originally targeted project. Should states be limited to how they use these funds?
- NEW POLL: AASHTO recently adopted software developed by the Miss. DOT for billboards nationwide. Should states in general get into the business of tech development for national usage? Should they stick to what works for their state alone?
- New poll: Several states may lose federal highway funding for not requiring interstate truckers to provide proof they are healthy to operate a truck. Do you think these states will implement the new rule by the Jan. 30 deadline?
- New poll: Officials in Virginia are concerned if they toll I-95 the poorest region in the state would have to absorb an additional financial burden. VDOT is toying with the idea of offering a discount. Is this a good idea?