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Keep your laws off our ditches

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 12, 2014

Keep your laws off our ditches

The current proposed regulation that would change the definition of the “waters of the United States” and expand federal regulations to cover other wet areas in the country – including roadside ditches – could be extremely detrimental to the highway ...

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Dissecting the Affordable Care Act

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 08, 2014

Dissecting the Affordable Care Act

Beginning in 2015, employers with more than 50 employees are required to offer healthcare coverage to their full-time employees or otherwise be hit with a significant financial penalty under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). In 2016, this ...

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Do as I say, not as I do

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 12, 2014

Do as I say, not as I do

I recently went on a short trip to New York City with one of my closest friends. It was just an in-and-out weekend to spend a few days together catching up away from our busy lives of work, family and ...

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The Last Word

Better Roads Staff - Sep 05, 2014

The Last Word

By Tina Grady Barbaccia The Roadologist For more blogs from Better Roads, visit BetterRoads.com.   Better Roads receives national bronze, regional gold awards for editorial ASBPE, formerly the American Society of Business Publication Editors (www.asbpe.org), presented Better Roads with a National Bronze Award for Editorial/Editor’s Letter ...

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Better Roads receives national bronze, regional gold awards for editorial

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 14, 2014

Better Roads receives national bronze, regional gold awards for editorial

ASBPE, formerly the American Society of Business Publication Editors, Better Roads with a National Bronze Award for Editorial/Editor’s Letter and with the Regional Gold Award for the Upper Midwest Region in the same category for a series of editorials in ...

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Road trip Days 4-5: Pools, movies and downpours

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 15, 2014

Road trip Days 4-5: Pools, movies and downpours

We had a day of just sitting still so it was time to go on the move again! The kids and I packed up early in the morning, left my parents’ house and headed toward Central Ohio to visit family ...

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Using cheese to clear roads

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 20, 2013

Using cheese to clear roads

Where’s the cheese? It’s on the road! Wisconsin is known for its tasty cheese and its football fans wearing large, foam cheese hats -- making them “cheese heads.” But now the state is taking its love of cheese and using it ...

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Randall-Reilly publications finalists for multiple ASBPE awards

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2013

Randall-Reilly publications finalists for multiple ASBPE awards

Better Roads and sister publications Aggregates Manager, Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive--all Randall-Reilly publications--last week were named finalists for a combined total of eight Digital and Print Azbee Awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE). Better Roads is ...

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Ritchie Bros. sells $55+ million at March auction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 14, 2013

In the first 2013 Edmonton, AB, Canada, unreserved public auction of Ritchie Bros., the industrial auctioneer sold more than 3,500 heavy equipment items and trucks – including large selection of mining equipment bringing in $55+ million (CA$57 million). The auction took place March 7-8, ...

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No budget until April??

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 11, 2013

No budget until April??

So our president is delaying the budget once again. According to a March 8 report from The Hill which cites Congressional sources, the Obama Administration won’t be releasing its 2014 budget until April 8 — more than two months late. By law, ...

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Residential construction positioned for expansion, nonresidential will ‘limp along’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 04, 2013

Residential construction positioned for expansion, nonresidential will ‘limp along’

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that nonresidential construction spending fell 3.3 percent in January, with outlays decreasing to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $572.1 billion, citing a March 1 report by the U.S. Census Bureau. Year over year, ...

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Poor pavement costs Md. residents about $6.2 billion each year - report

Staff Report - Mar 01, 2013

More than two-fifths of Maryland’s major locally and state-maintained roads are in either poor or mediocre condition, one-quarter of bridges are in need of repair or replacement, and the state’s drivers experience increasingly worsening congestion, according to the report, Maryland ...

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