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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.


Indiana Finance Authority, DOT finalize contract details for I-69 Section 5

Apr 18, 2014

Indiana Finance Authority, DOT finalize contract details for I-69 Section 5

Now that the Indiana Finance Authority and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have finalized the contract with I-69 Development Partners to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 21 new miles of I-69 Section 5. Utility relocation will take place prior ...

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What the latest Obamacare update means for your business

Apr 16, 2014

What the latest Obamacare update means for your business

Midsize employers don’t have to provide health insurance in 2015; full-time employee definition changed to 40 hours for health care reform The employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – a.k.a. Obamacare – that would require companies ...

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That’s a ‘sweet’ road trip, honey

Apr 16, 2014

That’s a ‘sweet’ road trip, honey

Los Angeles is considered one of the “10 Most Traffic-Congested Cities,” according to Forbes report, with motorists spending 34 percent more time on the road (including highways, streets and arterial routes) than during the odd times when traffic is flowing ...

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REACH Part 2: Avoiding an equipment supply chain backlog

Apr 12, 2014

REACH Part 2: Avoiding an equipment supply chain backlog

Construction equipment could go the way of the Sony PlayStation if equipment manufacturers don’t put the framework in place to deal with customs issues that could arise from enforcement from the European Union’s REACH (the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisiation ...

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Snow and Ice Control Equipment and Techniques for Snowfighters

Apr 11, 2014

Snow and Ice Control Equipment and Techniques for Snowfighters

Through some trial and error in storage, different application equipment and roadway applications, one city’s continued use of liquids has evolved into innovative treatment methods. Last month, Better Roads covered how professional-grade salt-brine making, blending and truck loading systems are being ...

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From a Job Interview: Hire Me, But Make It Easy

Apr 08, 2014

From a Job Interview: Hire Me, But Make It Easy

I’m not sure whether to be slightly amused – just slightly – or to be disturbed by this work (or lack thereof) ethic! On Friday, I posted a reader response to the blog post I wrote back in January, “8 Strange ...

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U.S. DOT job candidate gives crazy (and disturbing) response during interview

Apr 04, 2014

U.S. DOT job candidate gives crazy (and disturbing) response during interview

In January, I wrote the blog post, “8 Strange Interview Questions (or How Not to Get Hired)” after reading an article in Fast Company about the most bizarre queries from job candidates during an interview. The article left me shaking ...

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VIDEOS: Students show bridges by the numbers and more

Apr 03, 2014

VIDEOS: Students show bridges by the numbers and more

Last year, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association received more than 40 submissions from across the nation when it challenged “students of all ages” to identify and “shed light” with a short video on national and local transportation issues ...

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Learn how to provide safe roads while keeping water clean

Mar 24, 2014

Learn how to provide safe roads while keeping water clean

It’s no secret that winter maintenance has an impact on freshwater systems – i.e. salt and chemicals getting into watersheds. But winter maintenance is necessary, so it is important to understand the best practices for moving ahead with snow and ...

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Bobcat unveils hydrostatic drive utility vehicles, Tier 4-compliant excavators and completes M Series transition

Mar 21, 2014

Bobcat unveils hydrostatic drive utility vehicles, Tier 4-compliant excavators and completes M Series transition

Last year was a big year for Bobcat Company, and it doesn’t look like the equipment manufacturer is slowing down anytime soon. In 2013, Bobcat launched its 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles as the company transitioned its product line to Tier ...

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Bobcat is ‘unstoppable’ as it gets ready to produce one millionth loader

Mar 18, 2014

Bobcat is ‘unstoppable’ as it gets ready to produce one millionth loader

As Bobcat gets ready to produce its one millionth loader – expected sometime this summer – the equipment manufacturer is launching its “Unstoppable” campaign. “We are not stopping,” a company rep said during a March 5 press conference at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. ...

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VIDEOS: Colorado DOT’s humorous PSAs on legalization of marijuana

Mar 17, 2014

VIDEOS: Colorado DOT’s humorous PSAs on legalization of marijuana

I remember the first time I smelled marijuana. It was at a concert at an outdoor venue in the fall that I went to college. I don’t smoke, and it makes me ill when I’m around it. When I smelled a ...

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