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7/20/2018

The $8 billion renovation and expansion of LaGuardia Airport is progressing with an ultimate goal of curbing flight delays and connecting the airport to New York City subway system. The main terminal, which will replace Terminal B by 2020, will provide 35 gates and add 1.3 million square feet of space.

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7/20/2018

The movie called "a rousing, and ravishing, call-to-engineering-arms for future generations" is now on Netflix! Add Dream Big: Engineering Our World to your watch list, enjoy it at home, and help it trend so more subscribers will see it. After you see it, you'll want to send DVDs to local schools.

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7/20/2018

Learn from case histories on a variety of geotechnical topics at the ASCE Geo-Institute's third annual Web Conferences, Aug. 20-24. Choose from six events each earning 1 PDH. Learn more and register.

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7/20/2018

A pilot proposed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation would give Boston drivers who avoid rush hour traffic at least a 25% discount on tolls. The program, which would cover the Boston Harbor tunnels, the Massachusetts Turnpike and the Tobin Bridge, is subject to gubernatorial approval.

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7/20/2018

Former Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure DJ Gribbin has joined Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. Stonepeak also announced a $7.2 billion third infrastructure fund.

7/20/2018

President Donald Trump on Thursday created the National Council for the American Worker to promote job training and provide workers with "the skills they need to thrive in the modern economy." Leaders from nearly two dozen corporations and trade associations, including Associated General Contractors of America, have pledged to participate in the effort.

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The Washington Times
7/20/2018

Construction on the Interstate 35W project, which began in 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas, is complete at a cost of $1.6 billion. The road's infrastructure, which was 60 years old, was rebuilt to higher safety standards and with a modern design, and its capacity was nearly doubled.

7/20/2018

A report by Sam Schwartz Engineering has found that implementing a two-way toll on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge could reduce the number of vehicles on roads in Lower Manhattan by 137 per hour. The study also projects that a combination of two-way tolling and a congestion-pricing program could reduce traffic by 337 vehicles per hour on Houston, Watts and Canal streets.

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7/20/2018

Toll collection in India in the 2017-2018 financial year grew by 18% over the previous year, the government reported. Rajasthan generated the most toll revenue, followed by Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, the government added.

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The Times of India
7/20/2018

Jeff Conerly, a North Carolina resident, said there are several solutions that will deter people from heavy use of a private road through two neighborhoods as a shortcut to the beach. The neighborhoods have instituted a private toll booth on holiday weekends, but they consider options including a state takeover of the road or the installation of barriers to access as more long-term solutions.

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