Author - Road Guy Rob

A 12-year veteran public radio reporter and producer. Rob covered transportation and urban issues. He earned a graduate degree in Civil Engineering (MS) in 2018.

Tax the Prius, Feed the Tahoe?

For a few years, an Oregon program (unintentionally) charged drivers of “green” cars and handed over cash to drivers of gas guzzlers. Not what one would...

Big Bridges and Big Earthquakes

Ever freak out how a big earthquake could drop a bridge right on top of you? I talk with a seismic engineer about the six cool secrets they use to make bridges safe.

How Good Texas Roads Go Bad

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the roads. In the rush to accomodate its swelling population, it may be creating a traffic disaster for the future.