Transportation
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2/21/2018

Learn about the I-77 express lanes, North Carolina's first-ever P3 and managed lanes project and visit Charlotte's Motor Speedway. There you'll see the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage area and take a ride through two infield race tracks. Vroommm! Register today for the Summit and the technical tour before the tour fills up.

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2/21/2018

Manatee County, Fla., is considering changing its fee structure for construction development so funds collected can go toward bus shelters and other elements of transit infrastructure. Currently, new developments must pay transportation impact fees that can only be applied to roadwork.

2/21/2018

The emergence of cloud technology and various startups in the industry is helping the freight forwarding market to become more efficient and transparent. Some organizations are turning to technology for invoice creation and payment through online platforms, while others are utilizing tools to better connect suppliers with customers.

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2/20/2018

Shipper costs per mile are up 4%, while transit times are increasing for routes of 450 to 550 miles, according to Zipline Logistics. The company's analysis shows a 16.2% increase in transit days after the electronic logging device mandate went into effect.

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2/20/2018

The use of analytics is a critical component to allowing UPS to continue to compete with Amazon. Not only will the company's EDGE data projects help it to save as much as $300 million a year upon full deployment, but it is also helping to minimize mistakes, improve performance and determine when trucks should be washed, reports Elizabeth Woyke.

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2/20/2018

The federal gas tax is no longer collecting enough revenue to fund infrastructure in the US, and the White House's infrastructure plan would allow for heavier reliance on tolling, Justin Fox writes. The federal gas tax has remained essentially the same since 1993, and inflation and better fuel mileage have caused revenue from the tax to decline, Fox writes.

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2/20/2018

Autonomous vehicles will soon have a major effect in the US and around the world, and Congress and federal agencies are working to develop a regulatory structure for the technology, Noah Smith writes. The government needs to require communications among vehicles, Smith writes, suggesting that the easiest way to achieve that goal "is to mandate that self-driving software companies make public all of the software and protocols that they use for communications between cars."

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2/20/2018

Proposals in the Virginia House Appropriations Committee might result in modified tolls on Interstate 66. One proposed amendment would call on the Virginia Department of Transportation to modify the tolling algorithm to reduce vehicles' target speeds, but the department says it currently lacks sufficient data to make such a change.

2/20/2018

Installation of gantries for cashless tolling on New York's Grand Island bridges is underway. The New York State Thruway Authority says cashless tolling is expected to be in effect in March.

2/20/2018

Construction is to begin this month on a project to widen seven miles of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the exits for Lansdale and Quakertown, with tolls funding the project's entire cost. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will hold an open house Wednesday to educate the public on the $225 million project.