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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.


Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) South Corridor Improvement Project

Aug 06, 2014

Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) South Corridor Improvement Project

A $1.6 billion package of the overall $3.2 billion invested for the freeway and multiple bridges will add nearly 14 miles of carpool lanes to make travel seamless for motorists. By Tina Grady Barbaccia The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is investing ...

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Highway Funding: On the Edge of Disaster?

Aug 06, 2014

Highway Funding:  On the Edge of Disaster?

By Tina Grady Barbaccia, Editor-at-Large, tinabarbaccia@gmail.com   At the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Mid-Year Meeting in Nashville last month, Walter “Butch” Waidelich Jr., associate administrator for infrastructure at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), told attendees the Generating Renewal, Opportunity and Work ...

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The Last Word

Aug 06, 2014

The Last Word

The Roadologist Blog For more blogs from Better Roads, visit BetterRoads.com.   Teen flips car in first 50 feet of first driving lesson By Tina Grady Barbaccia My family and friends often tease me about my driving. Some say I drive too fast, and I’ve ...

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APWA 2014: Special Section

Aug 06, 2014

APWA 2014:  Special Section

Learn, earn professional credit, network and see the latest public works products. Compiled by Tina Grady Barbaccia The American Public Works Association (APWA) 2014 International Public Works Congress and Exposition, billed as “The Best Show in Public Works,” will bring attendees more ...

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Sensera Multisense wireless camera controllable from mobile platforms

Aug 05, 2014

Sensera Multisense wireless camera controllable from mobile platforms

Sensera Systems’ MC-30 MultiSense Camera incorporates IP connectivity, cellular and WiFi, high-resolution still and video imaging, data logging and control, 802.15.4 wireless sensor interface, with integrated solar power system for no-wires operation. The web application provided with the MultiSense Cloud Service ...

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Geo-Boy brush cutter comes in wheeled, track options

Aug 04, 2014

Geo-Boy brush cutter comes in wheeled, track options

The Geo-Boy Brush Cutter from Jarraff Industries is designed for land clearing and vegetation management. Available in both wheeled and track configurations, the Geo-Boy has the ability to lift the cutter head approximately 11 feet high and can quickly and ...

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An industry that cares for its own

Jul 16, 2014

An industry that cares for its own

It’s great to see an industry that takes care of its own. At the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Mid-Year Meeting in Nashville I attended Monday and Tuesday this week, I noticed a flyer about the “NAPA Care” Emergency Benevolent Fund. ...

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Road trip Days 4-5: Pools, movies and downpours

Jul 15, 2014

Road trip Days 4-5: Pools, movies and downpours

We had a day of just sitting still so it was time to go on the move again! The kids and I packed up early in the morning, left my parents’ house and headed toward Central Ohio to visit family ...

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VIDEO: Singing driver inspires motorists to break out in song

Jul 14, 2014

VIDEO: Singing driver inspires motorists to break out in song

I’m not going to promote taking your eyes off of the steering wheel because it’s unsafe and could cause an accident or death. However, I can’t help but smile when I watch the video of this driver singing in his car ...

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Road trip day 3: Fun with backyard BBQs

Jul 08, 2014

Road trip day 3: Fun with backyard BBQs

Day Three of my journey was pretty low-key – at least in my eyes. (Others would say it’s complete chaos, but that’s my norm!) Related: Road trip day one: From congestion to digestion I managed to sneak out early in the morning ...

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Teen flips car in first 50 feet of first driving lesson

Jul 07, 2014

Teen flips car in first 50 feet of first driving lesson

My family and friends often tease me about my driving. Some say I drive too fast, and I’ve been known to hit a curb or two. I wasn’t the best at parallel parking (that is until I moved to Chicago ...

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America’s most illegal hike: A Hawaiian ladder with nearly 4,000 steps

Jul 04, 2014

America’s most illegal hike: A Hawaiian ladder with nearly 4,000 steps

Do you want to find the “Stairway to Heaven?” If you climb the Haiku Stairs on a steep hiking trail on the island of O’ahu that begins in the Moanalua Valley and ends at the Haiku Ladder/Stairs, you you might find ...

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