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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.


Foxx: Our big problem with transportation funding is ‘lack of clarity’ and ‘getting to yes’

Jun 06, 2014

Foxx: Our big problem with transportation funding is ‘lack of clarity’ and ‘getting to yes’

During his “Invest in America, Commit to the Future” bus tour, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx took a grassroots approach to make the case for a robust multi-year Federal investment for transportation. Talking with transportation heads while on tour, Foxx ...

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The Last Word: Material Handler Tries to Destroy B15 Smartphone/Millions of Bees on the Loose

Jun 06, 2014

The Last Word: Material Handler Tries to Destroy B15 Smartphone/Millions of Bees on the Loose

The Roadologist Blog -- For more blogs from Better Roads, click here.   Material Handler Tries to Destroy B15 Smartphone Watching the video of Caterpillar’s B15 smartphone put through tests – such as a 35-foot drop – made me feel like I was ...

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VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

Jun 04, 2014

VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

More than 1 million workers from tens of thousands of businesses are expected to take part in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) National Fall Safety Stand Down this week. Throughout the week-long Stand-Down, employers and workers will pause during ...

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$71.4 million Indiana Gateway rail line project kicks off

Jun 03, 2014

$71.4 million Indiana Gateway rail line project kicks off

The $71.4 million Indiana Gateway project to improve rail lines between Porter, Ind., and the Illinois state line, kicked off May 29 with Indiana state Gov. Mike Pence and representatives from Amtrak, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Norfolk ...

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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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