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John Latta

John Latta is Editor-in-Chief of Better Roads magazine who has spent the last decade writing about roads, construction equipment, trucks and trucking, bridges, and Washington’s influence on all of the above. He is a former daily newspaperman who has pursued news in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.

Think Differently

Posted on Jul 25, 2012

Seems to me it was Cool Hand Luke himself who told his jailers what they wanted to hear when he ...

The Greenest, Quietest Mile

Posted on Jul 17, 2012

The star of the National Asphalt Pavement Association's midyear meeting in Chicago is Michigan Avenue. The recently-rebuilt downtown thoroughfare is, by ...

A Transportation BIll and a Gorilla Suit

Posted on Jul 16, 2012

The honeymoon's not quite over. MAP 21 is our new highway bill and celebrations of it go on. But the hangover ...

Ingenious re-engineering. Maybe.

Ingenious re-engineering. Maybe.

Posted on Jul 09, 2012

Two things. I love the old Citroen 2CV and I am a skeptic. So I Iove this story but I ...

The Other Side of the Glass Door

Posted on Jul 02, 2012

I had a dog once that loved to sunbath indoors, resting beside a sliding glass patio door. Outside would come ...

Reauthorization — first glimpses, second guesses

Posted on Jun 28, 2012

So compromise wins. So it should; that's what a Senate/House conference committees does. But looking at the first details of the ...

You got a ‘D’? Well, that’s okay, school’s hard.

You got a ‘D’? Well, that’s okay,...

Posted on Jun 15, 2012

If your children come home with ‘D’ on their report cards, do you ignore it,accept it, because, hey, they look ...

Put these bridge guys to work

Posted on Jun 11, 2012

Inside the Convention Center downtown Pittsburgh some really impressive American bridge technology. Outside, old bridges. Its frustrating, to put it mildly,to ...

Let’s say reauthorization was a simple thing

Let’s say reauthorization was a simple thing

Posted on Jun 10, 2012

It could be a really interesting week in the surface transportation reauthorization debate in the Congressional conference committee. If you step ...

FY13 funding for DOT released. Ouch!

FY13 funding for DOT released. Ouch!

Posted on Jun 06, 2012

The House Appropriations Committee has released the fiscal year 2013 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. Apparently the old ...

Remembering Bill Swisher

Remembering Bill Swisher

Posted on Jun 06, 2012

One of the things about the construction industry, and road construction in particular because that’s where I live, is the ...

Drive Now, Pay Later.

Drive Now, Pay Later.

Posted on Jun 04, 2012

Interesting, basic approach to the argument for borrowing to build/maintain/repair our transportation infrastructure in the New York Times. Written by ...

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