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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.


March 4: ConExpo-Con/Agg Top Educational Picks

Mar 04, 2014

March 4: ConExpo-Con/Agg Top Educational Picks

This once-every-three-years show is the perfect opportunity to look at the latest equipment, network and increase your industry knowledge. Here’s a guide to the most useful sessions for Better Roads readers. ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 is North America’s biggest construction equipment trade show ...

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Do you want to ‘Make America’ with your fingerprint?

Feb 28, 2014

Do you want to ‘Make America’ with your fingerprint?

You can put your fingerprint on America – literally – at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, slated for March 4-8 in Las Vegas. In support of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) “I Make America” campaign, Terex is encouraging its own team members and ...

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Enter to win a custom ‘I Make America’ Harley at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Feb 27, 2014

Enter to win a custom ‘I Make America’ Harley at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Get the chance to win a custom Harley at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 while learning about supporting U.S. manufacturing policies aimed at creating more jobs in our nation and keeping the U.S. economy competitive with other countries. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) ...

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See your name (and picture) in lights at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Feb 22, 2014

See your name (and picture) in lights at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Watch out Penn and Teller, Elton John and Celine Dion. Now you can have your name up in lights in Las Vegas and get your five minutes -- or in this case, five days -- of fame. John Deere Construction & Forestry ...

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VIDEOS: The Coldest Place on Earth and an Antarctic Condition 1 Storm

Feb 20, 2014

VIDEOS: The Coldest Place on Earth and an Antarctic Condition 1 Storm

As I was shoveling my car out from yet another snowstorm and deicing the doors so I didn’t have to have my children crawl in through the trunk of the minivan (Yes, I’ve had to have them do that when ...

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My crazy winter weather story

Feb 14, 2014

My crazy winter weather story

The winter weather this year has wreaked all sorts of havoc throughout the nation. The South and Southwest, which aren’t used to the snow and ice, were crippled by the weather with people stuck on the highways for hours and ...

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Iowa’s Jesup Bridge: From Beginning to End

Feb 14, 2014

Iowa’s Jesup Bridge: From Beginning to End

Buchanan County Secondary Roads plans to replace the bridge on V-65 south of Jesup, Iowa. The bridge will be replaced as part of a demonstration project using a new design software program developed by the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance ...

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Winter storms back up Indiana roadways; Crews help southern states without power

Feb 13, 2014

Winter storms back up Indiana roadways; Crews help southern states without power

During the rough winter weather storms caused by the polar vortex the week after the New Year holiday, snow and ice caused cars to slide off the road, semis to get stuck and some interstates to shut down for hours. According ...

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The Saga Continues: More readers share stories, opinions on ‘booth babes’

Feb 11, 2014

The Saga Continues: More readers share stories, opinions on ‘booth babes’

The “Booth babes and the S.T.E.A.M. professions” blog post I wrote last month is still generating many reader responses. I love it! I love that readers are taking time to read what I’ve written – and to comment back. Both men ...

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The 12 most interesting metro stations in Europe

Feb 10, 2014

The 12 most interesting metro stations in Europe

For the original report from CNN on “Europe’s 12 most impressive metro stations,” click here. I have ridden Chicago’s El train and its suburban counterpart, the Metra, Boston’s T train, Washington, D.C.'s Metro, and have even braved New York City’s Subway ...

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A Penny for Your Transportation System

Feb 10, 2014

A Penny for Your Transportation System

I was taught as a youngster to save my pennies and that each cent really adds up. Many of us may see a penny on the ground and walk right past it. I know I have often done so. When you ...

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From the Roadologist: The Last Word

Feb 10, 2014

From the Roadologist: The Last Word

For more blogs from Better Roads visit betterroads.com.   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   Wanted: ‘Winter weather war stories’ With the polar vortex right after the new year that plummeted temperatures in the Midwest to subzero temps (with the wind chill, temps were as cold ...

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