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IBTTA Twitter chat series to focus on transportation, tolling issues

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 21, 2014

IBTTA Twitter chat series to focus on transportation, tolling issues

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) on Tuesday will launch a series of Twitter chats that focus on transportation issues such as tolling funding and investment. Dubbed #TranspoChat, the monthly series will kick off Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern ...

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Amtrak riders to tweet, blog their 2-day #AmtrakLive trip

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 25, 2014

Amtrak riders to tweet, blog their 2-day #AmtrakLive trip

Amtrak is taking its Texas Eagle train to Twitter and Instagram. Next month, the company will host #AmtrakLive, a two-day trip from Los Angeles, California to Austin, Texas for 30 riders who will tweet and blog about the experience. The journey takes ...

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Follow us for World of Concrete news

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 16, 2014

Follow us for World of Concrete news

Will you be attending World of Concrete next week? Whether you are or aren’t there, be sure to follow us for daily updates from the show. You can catch show news from the official Better Roads twitter (@BetterRoads), and Editor-at-Large Tina Grady ...

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Trains are public places. Who knew?

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 25, 2013

Trains are public places. Who knew?

A former National Security Agency (NSA) chief learned Thursday that trains are public places -- really public places, with people who can overhear and disperse information from private phone conversations. Michael Hayden, who directed the NSA and the Central Intelligence Agency ...

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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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Equipment World to host live Twitter chat Sept. 5 about John Deere 644K Hybrid wheel loader

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 28, 2013

Equipment World to host live Twitter chat Sept. 5 about John Deere 644K Hybrid wheel loader

Our sister site, Equipment World, will moderate a live Twitter chat next week about John Deere’s 644K Hybrid wheel loader. The chat will take place September 5 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Central and will focus on a Q&A about ...

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Construction University: Marketing

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

Construction University: Marketing

Know Your Business series, Part IV   Give people a business excuse to choose you above your competition  There are several contractor misconceptions about marketing, says Cynthia Paul with industry consultant FMI. First, marketing is not sales. Second, it’s not just directed at ...

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WisDOT launches Wisconsin 511 Twitter feed, project website

Amanda Bayhi - May 31, 2013

WisDOT launches Wisconsin 511 Twitter feed, project website

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has launched a construction project web site and a statewide 511 Twitter feed to inform travelers about road conditions in the state. Both are part of the broader Wisconsin 511 website. The website, projects.511wi.gov, provides real-time ...

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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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Topcon social media sites for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 now operational

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 14, 2011

Topcon social media sites for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 now operational

The social media sites from Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) are now operational. Topcon says they are designed to share pertinent industry, product and company information to visitors to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 and other interested persons via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels. "The available ...

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