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: Studies indicate that motorists in Seattle would divert to other routes if tolls for the new Highway 99 tunnel are $2.50 during peak times. Money needs to be generated for the project. Should lawmakers stick with the $2.50 charge?
Blog Entry September 24, 2012
- New poll: A bill that would have allowed solo drivers in southern Calif. to use car-pool lanes during off-peak hours was rejected, even though it is allowed in northern Calif. The governor cited environmental and freeway-use concerns. Do you agree?
- New poll: The Illinois House has approved legislation that would require motorists to obey school-zone speed limits whenever a child is present—not just during school hours. Do you agree with this measure?
- New poll: A few Va. lawmakers want to erase a new $64 road tax on those who operate hybrid or electric vehicles. Their argument is those who drive green are doing their part to save the environment, and should not be charged. Do you agree?
- New poll: Officials at the local level in Kane County, Ill., are willing to charge a toll to cross a bridge that is not part of the interstate or a state route. Do you agree?
- 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?