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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.


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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Millions of bees on the loose after truck crashes

May 21, 2014

Millions of bees on the loose after truck crashes

Wow. Talk about a swarm. After a truck carrying as many as 20 million honey bees overturned on highway in Delaware, the insects were released and swarming in droves. Beekeepers had to relocate the bees and hives before the truck could be ...

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Henderson showcases brine-making ‘game changer’

May 16, 2014

Henderson showcases brine-making ‘game changer’

Snow and ice control equipment manufacturer Henderson showcased to editors, including Better Roads, its BrineXtreme Pro, the latest addition to its line of professional brine making systems, at the American Public Works Association (APWA) Snow Show held May 4-7 at ...

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How to earn $500 to attend the TCC Fly-In

May 14, 2014

How to earn $500 to attend the TCC Fly-In

The current surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) expires on September 30, and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is almost bankrupt. To help garner support for ensuring the HTF does not become insolvent, the Association ...

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Ice, ice… snowplow

May 13, 2014

Ice, ice… snowplow

As anxious as I was for this winter to be over and get any ice out of sight, I didn’t mind seeing the ice in this cool sculpture that the North American Salt Company displayed again this year at the ...

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VIDEO: Material handler tries to destroy B15 smartphone

May 12, 2014

VIDEO: Material handler tries to destroy B15 smartphone

Watching this video of Caterpillar’s B15 smartphone put through tests – such as a 35-foot drop – made me feel like I was watching me put my iPhone through daily “tests.” Between my two kids handling my phone and my own, ...

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Moving Forward in Transportation Advocacy

May 07, 2014

Moving Forward in Transportation Advocacy

  Learning from others. It’s not a new concept, but it’s one we often forget about. This means not only learning from others’ success but also from their mistakes. This idea can and should be applied to advocating for a new transportation ...

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The Last Word

May 07, 2014

The Last Word

Missouri DOT Employee Finds a New Way of Transportation…Skydiving With the nation’s congested highways, one woman who works for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Southeast District has found another way to get around – by parachute. Doris Dumey, CAP-OM (pronounced Demi, like ...

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How one city used technology and training to cut its salt budget

May 06, 2014

How one city used technology and training to cut its salt budget

West Des Moines, Iowa, has implemented new technology and boosted its training efforts throughout the past few years to radically reduce the amount of deicer materials required to achieve desired and expected levels of service through use of advanced spreader ...

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It’s a Snow Celebration at the Horseshoe Casino

May 05, 2014

It’s a Snow Celebration at the Horseshoe Casino

Although I’m betting most of us are happy to see the crazy winter weather have gone away (it snowed into mid-April in the Chicago area!), when you get winter maintenance folks and snowfighters together, you have to have a celebration ...

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Find out which state leads the nation in construction job losses

Apr 24, 2014

Find out which state leads the nation in construction job losses

After Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, pummeling the New Jersey shore in particular, businesses in 113 of 565 New Jersey municipalities experienced a combined total of $382 million in commercial property loss, according to Federal Emergency Management ...

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