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Tina Grady Barbaccia is executive editor of Better Roads and news & digital editor for Aggregates Manager. She has bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication and in Theater Studies from Kent State University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Communication managerial program. Barbaccia is currently national second vice president and a board member of the Construction Writers Association and national treasurer of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and a Chicago board member. She has won numerous national and regional ASBPE Awards as well as being a finalist for the American Business Media’s (ABM) Jesse H. Neal Award in 2007 and recipient of the award in 2011. Her coverage of a program to help children learn about the aggregates industry and pique their interest in geology earned an industry organization a 2005 Littleford Award from ABM.


How new healthcare may affect you starting in 2015

Oct 20, 2014

How new healthcare may affect you starting in 2015

Beginning in 2015, employers with more than 50 employees are required to offer healthcare coverage to their full-time employees or otherwise be hit with a significant financial penalty. In 2016, this kicks in for smaller firms. A Willis Group Holdings ...

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Six tips on how to sustain your business model

Oct 14, 2014

Six tips on how to sustain your business model

Do you know how to sustain your business model and be a profitable dealer for the future? At the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED)/Infor Executive Forum held in mid-September in Rosemont, Illinois, Steve Leonard, president and owners of Annapolis, Maryland-based American ...

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Do you drive one of the 20 ‘most-ticketed cars’ in the United States?

Oct 13, 2014

Do you drive one of the 20 ‘most-ticketed cars’ in the United States?

When I first read this list in CNN’s Money online section, I was pretty sure that my minivan (which is far from new and has certainly seen better days and cleaner times), didn’t make the list. After going through the list, ...

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Don’t underestimate the transportation construction industry

Oct 09, 2014

The transportation construction industry was hit pretty tough with this latest recession. In a 2014-2018 Construction Outlook from the Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) Dave Zwicke, senior regional economist, at the Associated Equipment Dealers (AED)/Infor Executive Forum, he noted that this ...

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Connecticut leans on federal funding for transportation while others find alternatives

Oct 06, 2014

Connecticut leans on federal funding for transportation while others find alternatives

Despite some states – and even some counties and municipalities – finding a way to fund transportation projects without relying on the federal government, the state of Connecticut isn’t one of them. (To read, “States Aren’t Waiting Around for Federal ...

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A giant pothole swallows up a school bus tire

Sep 23, 2014

A giant pothole swallows up a school bus tire

Our nation’s roads are becoming so bad that potholes are apparently starting to look more like sinkholes. At least that was the case with a pothole in Detroit that was big enough to swallow a bus wheel, according to an online ...

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Illinois Tollway opens new interchange as part of $2.5 billion project

Sep 15, 2014

Illinois Tollway opens new interchange as part of $2.5 billion project

The Illinois Tollway opened a new ramp connecting Irene Road to the eastbound Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Belvidere on Sept. 12 as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. This work is part of the project that will ...

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Construction Angels to help families in need

Sep 12, 2014

Construction Angels to help families in need

At any given daylight moment across America, nearly 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010, according to a “Traffic Safety Facts Research Note” from the National Highway ...

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Transportation Talk

Sep 05, 2014

Transportation Talk

‘Crowdfunding’ the Highway Trust Fund?  By Tina Grady Barbaccia, Editor-at-Large tinabarbaccia@randallreilly.com Every day for the past few weeks, I have seen videos of friends and colleagues dump buckets of ice water on their head as a way to raise awareness of a degenerative ...

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bauma China 2014

Sep 05, 2014

bauma China 2014

With more than 2,800 exhibitors from 38 countries, the 300,000-square-meter bauma China construction equipment show will be larger than the previous 2012 show, say show organizers. The show will take place Nov. 25-28 in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The ...

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VIDEO: Man arrested for climbing the Brooklyn Bridge

Sep 05, 2014

VIDEO: Man arrested for climbing the Brooklyn Bridge

A Russian tourist had an up close tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, but then was given a personal tour of a New York City jail cell. The 24-year-old man climbed to the top of the bridge on Aug. 24 and took ...

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The future of innovative transportation solutions on the Battleship New Jersey

Sep 02, 2014

The future of innovative transportation solutions on the Battleship New Jersey

It almost seems symbolic that a seminar on innovative solutions that are shaping the future of transportation engineering is taking place on a historic battleship since moving our nation’s infrastructure forward with a lacking of funding has been a real ...

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