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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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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
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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Jeff Conerly
7/20/2018

General Motors and Google's Waymo are battling to lead the self-driving vehicle market, using San Francisco as their primary testing ground. Stacey Bartlett says federal regulatory approval of vehicles lacking steering wheels or foot pedals will be necessary before GM can take its autonomous vehicles to market.

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Detroit Free Press
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General Motors, Waymo, Google
7/20/2018

Elon Musk's Boring Co. has won the bid to build an underground high-speed transit link between O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago. Musk estimates that construction will begin in "three to four" months, with completion in around three years.

7/20/2018

The Active Traffic Management system in Fairfax County, Va., is turning off its capability to open an extra lane between Virginia 123 and the Capital Beltway on Interstate 66. The technology is being retired to launch construction to build two high-occupancy vehicle lanes between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville, Va.

7/20/2018

Thirty-nine states have pursued 209 funding bills for transportation so far this year while federal infrastructure funding continues to be considered, says the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. "We believe a permanent fix to the [highway] trust fund should be the cornerstone of any major infrastructure package," says ARTBA Chairman Matt Cummings.

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Transport Topics
7/20/2018

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas, is asking for feedback from the public on planning for its regional, long-term transport plan, METRONext. Projects being considered include the introduction of autonomous buses.

7/20/2018

Whim, an app developed in Helsinki, is the model for combining in one place all of a city's mobility options, such as bicycle, bus, ride-sharing, taxi, train and payment. If such a service is adopted and universally used, car ownership could become obsolete.

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Forbes
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Enrique Dans