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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.


Local nonprofits grant 3-year-old boy’s wish to be a construction worker for a day

Jun 13, 2014

Local nonprofits grant 3-year-old boy’s wish to be a construction worker for a day

There are lots of little boys who love construction equipment and pretend to be a construction worker, but one 3-year-old boy who is battling cancer was actually able to be one for a day. The Make-A-Wish Foundation partnered with Greater Manchester ...

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Bridge building on Alaska’s North Slope

Jun 12, 2014

Bridge building on Alaska’s North Slope

Four bridges integral to the Alpine Satellite Development Program faced environmental challenges. The four bridges being constructed by ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. (CPAI) as part of the Alpine Satellite Development Program’s Colville Delta-5 (CD-5) Construction project on Alaska’s North Slope have not ...

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VIDEO: Watch this SUV driver's random act of kindness

Jun 12, 2014

VIDEO: Watch this SUV driver's random act of kindness

As I was doing research to catch up on the latest industry news, I came across this video and it just warmed by heart. According to a report from The Huffington Post, a Russian dashboard camera caught this act of kindness ...

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VIDEO: VW shocks moviegoers with in-your-face PSA on texting while driving

Jun 11, 2014

VIDEO: VW shocks moviegoers with in-your-face PSA on texting while driving

Unsuspecting moviegoers in Hong Kong received an in-your-face public service announcement (PSA) from Volkswagen (VW) that seemed to be pretty effective. As people in the theater waited for the movie to begin, what looked like a commercial started playing. It’s a ...

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Funds available to transport elderly, persons with disabilities

Jun 11, 2014

Funds available to transport elderly, persons with disabilities

Funds are available to private, non-profit or and governmental entities for transportation needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities for whom mass transportation services are “unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate,” says the Nebraska Department of Roads. The program is designed to ...

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Contractor must pay $5 million in back pay

Jun 11, 2014

Contractor must pay $5 million in back pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has secured nearly $5 million in back wages for about 500 workers on the federally assisted Grand Street Guild construction project in New York City’s Lower East Side, which involved the refurbishment and rehabilitation ...

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Foxx: Our big problem with transportation funding is ‘lack of clarity’ and ‘getting to yes’

Jun 06, 2014

Foxx: Our big problem with transportation funding is ‘lack of clarity’ and ‘getting to yes’

During his “Invest in America, Commit to the Future” bus tour, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx took a grassroots approach to make the case for a robust multi-year Federal investment for transportation. Talking with transportation heads while on tour, Foxx ...

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The Last Word: Material Handler Tries to Destroy B15 Smartphone/Millions of Bees on the Loose

Jun 06, 2014

The Last Word: Material Handler Tries to Destroy B15 Smartphone/Millions of Bees on the Loose

The Roadologist Blog -- For more blogs from Better Roads, click here.   Material Handler Tries to Destroy B15 Smartphone Watching the video of Caterpillar’s B15 smartphone put through tests – such as a 35-foot drop – made me feel like I was ...

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VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

Jun 04, 2014

VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

More than 1 million workers from tens of thousands of businesses are expected to take part in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) National Fall Safety Stand Down this week. Throughout the week-long Stand-Down, employers and workers will pause during ...

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$71.4 million Indiana Gateway rail line project kicks off

Jun 03, 2014

$71.4 million Indiana Gateway rail line project kicks off

The $71.4 million Indiana Gateway project to improve rail lines between Porter, Ind., and the Illinois state line, kicked off May 29 with Indiana state Gov. Mike Pence and representatives from Amtrak, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Norfolk ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: On the Road with the Topcon Technology Roadshow

Jun 03, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: On the Road with the Topcon Technology Roadshow

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) hit the road back in April when it launched its “Topcon Technology Roadshow 2014.” The “hands-on, bring-the-technology-to-you” educational program is focused on advanced positioning technologies and trends in the construction, surveying and GIS, engineering and architecture/engineering/contractor professions. The ...

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Indiana DOT needs you: Agency holds job fair June 4 for more than 35 positions

Jun 02, 2014

Indiana DOT needs you: Agency holds job fair June 4 for more than 35 positions

We all know the transportation construction industry was hit pretty hard with the economic downturn. The industry is still slowly recovering, and many in the industry are still feeling the effects from it. So I was quite happy when I saw ...

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