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Top Tips for Using LinkedIn for Your Highway Construction Company

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 12, 2014

Top Tips for Using LinkedIn for Your Highway Construction Company

LinkedIn, a professional networking site, is a great way to showcase projects your highway construction company has completed as well as connect with industry professionals. A well thought-out LinkedIn page could help you score that project bid you want simply by ...

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DOT, Foxx suspend social media interactions during government shutdown

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 02, 2013

DOT, Foxx suspend social media interactions during government shutdown

The U.S. Department of Transportation, DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and sectors of the DOT announced Tuesday they will not update social media accounts or blogs during the federal government shutdown that has furloughed 18,481 DOT positions. The DOT announced in a ...

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Who Needs Journalists, Anyway?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 11, 2013

Who Needs Journalists, Anyway?

Disclaimer: This is me getting on my journalism soapbox. It has nothing to do with roads—at least directly—unless you consider that anyone could just “report” on highway and transportation construction industry without credibility mattering. With Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Instagram, ...

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

John Latta - Jun 27, 2013

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

But if you try sometimes, you might just get Amtrak what it needs. And a little street cred is what it needs. I wrote a column for the print issue of Better Roads not too many months ago with the headline ...

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The Internet, the public and project input

John Latta - May 24, 2013

The Internet, the public and project input

What is--or, better yet, what could be--happening to the solicitation of public input into transportation infrastructure projects? “The advent of the internet is making it easier than ever to solicit public input.” It’s a simple statement from an online resource for sustainable ...

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A Modern Magazine

Better Roads Staff - Apr 03, 2013

A Modern Magazine

The evolution of the magazine continues. Not just this magazine, but all of them are in a state of change in this digital, online, etc., age. Reports of the death of the magazine are, however, as Mr. Twain observed about ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Jan 09, 2013

Lattatudes

Angelina Jolie       It’s not unreasonable to say that “new” media, “social” media and “digital” media rule lives. For older, working generations, the stuff is both essential and addictive. In the world of our young people, digital is the norm. A lot of ...

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Ah, the connected commute

John Latta - Dec 11, 2012

Ah, the connected commute

Don't commute alone. Even if you are the only person your vehicle. A new report from the New Cities Foundation says that real-time sharing of information between commuters via social networking can “enhance the overall commute experience in a number of ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Jul 03, 2012

Lattatudes

Dad. Cart. Horses.   I had this column done. Then I tossed it. Father’s Day came along. I thought a lot about my father that day, I always do. You’ll find me apparently talking to myself on that day, but I’m actually ...

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Lattatudes: Not Just Because It's There

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2009

Lattatudes:  Not Just Because It's There

I remember the days before computers changed everything. Newspapers and magazines had set forms and ideas about content that didn’t change very much over the decades. But now publishing is not only changing, it’s changing rapidly and will continue to ...

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