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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.


Alabama deploys $28 million for small business growth

Jul 04, 2014

Alabama deploys $28 million for small business growth

If you’re a small business in Alabama, you could get some support from the U.S. Treasury Department to help grow your business. The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) has released a quarterly report that shows Alabama has ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a ride on the world’s biggest water slide

Jul 03, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a ride on the world’s biggest water slide

Whether it’s a water slide or a water coaster, it’s slated to be the world’s biggest and looks like one heck of a thrill ride. I’ve ridden on the “Big Shot” on top of The Stratosphere in Las Vegas. It was ...

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Why Telematics Matter

Jul 02, 2014

Why Telematics Matter

By Tina Grady Barbaccia, Editor-at-Large tinabarbaccia@gmail.com   Telematics. It’s a buzzword in the construction industry. Although it’s not a brand-new concept, and the penetration of telematics on the construction equipment industry as a whole is still somewhat low, equipment operators are starting to ...

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Special Report: Missouri DOT uses work zone death to teach motorists about safety, garners award for efforts

Jul 02, 2014

Special Report: Missouri DOT uses work zone death to teach motorists about safety, garners award for efforts

Following the death of Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) department member Clifton Scott, the agency took the tragedy and used it as the impetus to further inform and educate drivers about work zone safety. The agency has been informing and ...

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Road trip day two: Four crazy red-headed boys and a boat

Jun 30, 2014

Road trip day two: Four crazy red-headed boys and a boat

After the long journey the night before, I thought my boys would be tired. I thought there just might be a chance they’d sleep in. (I know, who am I kidding?) However, no luck there. Mama just wanted a few hours ...

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Road trip day one: From congestion to digestion

Jun 24, 2014

Road trip day one: From congestion to digestion

After scrambling all morning to finish up loose ends at work, get the laundry done, make sure the trash was taken out and get everything else in order before I left town on Friday, it was midafternoon before I set ...

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Illinois Tollway seeks to award $100 million in contracts

Jun 14, 2014

Illinois Tollway seeks to award $100 million in contracts

The Illinois Tollway is looking to award 19 contracts worth about $100 million to provide design, construction management, geotechnical and materials engineering services for the agency’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, the ...

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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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