The Colorado Department of Transportation's tolling authority board voted Wednesday to test dynamic tolling as a congestion-reduction solution on a segment of Interstate 25, along with sections of US 36. The system could be expanded if it improves traffic flow in the pilot areas.
The bridge between Staten Island and Brooklyn is named after 16th-century explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, but its official name, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, misspells his name. A bill passed by the New York legislature to correct the spelling on bridge signs has been sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be signed.
Big data, vehicle connectivity and cybersecurity were all discussed at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America's annual meeting in Detroit, Mich. Ahead of the meeting, the city rolled out smart city traffic solutions without adding hardware.
Officials in Indonesia say the integration of Jakarta's outer ring road is intended only to increase efficiency, not to justify increasing tolls, as some have suggested. The new system will allow road users to pay once rather than having to stop at multiple stations along the route.
A plaza on a toll road in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, will begin electronic toll collection in July. The system will be installed at other locations in the future.
The Cedar Park, Texas, City Council passed a resolution last week supporting the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's plans for widening US 183 and extending US 183A. Construction could begin in 2020.
Infrastructure improvement revenue generated by registration and gas tax increases in California would be jeopardized if opposition leads to their repeal. "Repealing the gas tax is only going to take away projects from communities and cost jobs statewide, resulting in more unsafe roads for all Californians," said Michael Quigley of the California Alliance for Jobs.
Benjamin Schneider suggests little vehicles could supplant private automobile and ride-hailing services as a major mode of transportation in US big cities. The vehicles encompass everything from electric bikes to motorized skateboards and could be cheaper, faster and more fun than automobiles.
Bike-sharing service Lime continues to expand its reach in European cities with the launch of dock-free electric scooters in Paris. Lime, which serves approximately 60 cities and college campuses in the US, already operates in Zurich as well as Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany.
Cost effectiveness is one of the factors limiting widespread adoption of 3D-printing technology. Prices are beginning to fall for industrial printers, which could make them more accessible to small- and medium-sized companies, writes Mark Dohnalek, president and CEO of Pivot International.
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