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 U.S. Senate will not entertain discussions of a 6-year transportation bill until after the Trust Fund dries up. What does this mean in terms of federal commitment to and understanding of infrastructure investment?
Blog Entry May 18, 2015
- NEW POLL: Despite what looks to be confirmation of a long-term federal funding bill, states such as Alabama are still trying to implement state-level gas tax increases to pay for roads and bridges. Is this a wise or necessary means...?
- NEW POLL: According to preliminary figures, NHTSA estimates a 7.7% increase in traffic deaths during 2015, attributing 94% of crashes to human error. What does this mean for driver-assist technology?
- NEW POLL: Congress is proposing a short-term funding bill that would freeze government-wide transportation spending until after the November elections. Should they approve 2017 funding sooner?
- NEW POLL: Ill. Governor Rauner’s 6-year budget would cut transportation funding more than $200 million, essentially negating the idea of large new projects in the state during that period. What will Illinois roads look like in 2021 if this passes?
- New poll: In an attempt to save money on mowing, the Ohio DOT is spending over $1 million on vegetation-management studies. Does it make sense to fund this research now if it means improving the budget later?