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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.

Here’s an idea

Here’s an idea

Posted on Jun 01, 2012

As our transportation infrastructure woes get more woeful, figuring out how to get work done for today and tomorrow and ...

We Are Not Alone

Posted on May 21, 2012

I was reading a journalist’s work recently in which he makes the point that infrastructure problems are “impeding economic development.” ...

SNEAK PEEK: ‘A Make it or Break it Year,’ reveals...

Posted on Jan 03, 2012

For the full forecast and analysis from Better Roads Editor-in-Chief John Latta, see the January 2012 print edition of Better ...

Volvo Introduces 55 new products and Ups U.S....

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

By John Latta- Las Vegas- Saying that North America remains ‘a strategically important home market’, Volvo Construction Equipment  President and ...

Mendez, Mica: ‘We’ll have a surface...

Posted on Feb 08, 2011

by John Latta, Better Roads Editor-in-Chief ORLANDO--1st International Transportation Construction Management Conference Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) head Victor Mendez had at least ...

Over half highway deaths due to …. the highway

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

More than half of U.S. highway fatalities are related to deficient roadway conditions – a substantially more lethal factor than ...

You want green transportation? This is green.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

Here we are trying to make transportation more environmentally friendly and economically sustainable at the same time.  It's already been ...

May I have a word in your right ear?

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

Are you having trouble getting people to do what you need them to do for you? A supervisor to move ...

Her Own Backhoe to Play With

Posted on May 22, 2009

I may have the answer for OEMs wondering whether there's a new pool of customers they might tap into in ...

The Leaning Tower of Russia

Posted on May 08, 2009

Well, she's not actually a tower, she's a statue. The Motherland was completed in the 1960s, at the time the biggest statue ...

Our Roads Are How Bad?

Posted on May 08, 2009

  A new report by people who would know says our roads are in way worse shape that most of us ...

Competition at Work in Stimulus Process

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

The supply of more money for infrastructure projects from the stimlus package is apparently working just as the economics text ...

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