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 Tennessee DOT applied road shields on the pavement of I-40 to help direct traffic. Why is this not common practice among DOTs?
Blog Entry October 31, 2016
- New poll: The Colorado DOT ended a pilot program on I-25 that consisted of a dedicated direct lane for thru traffic. It was somewhat successful, but too many motorists were weaving in and out. With more research, does this sound promising?
- New poll: Soon portions of I-40 and I-440 in Raleigh, N.C., will be reconstructed. The N.C. DOT allowed motorists to name the construction movement. The winning title was “Crawleigh.” Was this a good move?
- 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: 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: An innovative new robot is being deployed by the U.S. DOT's Federal Highway Administration to help inspect the safety and structural integrity of concrete bridge decks. Is machine better than man to execute this task?