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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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Netflix
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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ASCE
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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WCVB-TV (Boston)
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

The rapidly changing landscape of transportation -- with the emergence of ride-sharing, dockless bikes and scooters, electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles -- means cities around the world must look for long-term solutions. As an example, Shaun Abrahamson says urban cities that planned for taxi use now must prepare for ride-sharing.

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TechCrunch
7/20/2018

When communicating with colleagues, don't be long-winded, don't interrupt and don't be quick to debate everything, Art Petty writes. "Ask for feedback from trusted colleagues on your communication style, including whether you are known for sharing ideas and communicating in a crisp, transparent manner," he advises.

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Art Petty
7/20/2018

Getting the most from your team requires knowing the type of feedback to give to each person, writes Dan Rockwell. Experienced workers often do best with constructive criticism, while newer employees need positive reinforcement.

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Leadership Freak
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Dan Rockwell
7/20/2018

Michelle Capozza, who co-owns family manufacturer Babbitt Bearings in Syracuse, N.Y., offers insight into being an effective leader, which includes being a good communicator and listener. "There's a saying that people don't leave jobs, they leave bad bosses," she says.

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