A Pennsylvania judge has fined a woman $12,500 and sentenced her to community service and probation for perpetually evading tolls. Lori Yearick made 1,645 trips between January 2012 and March 2017 without paying tolls.
The Illinois Tollway is expanding Interstate 294, and residents wants a sound wall built on the east side of the interstate from Ogden Avenue to 47th Street. Tollway officials says they are studying the issue.
Led by Mike Cannon-Brookes of Grok Ventures, autonomous car startup Zoox recently raised $500 million to bring its valuation to $3.2 billion. The funding comes as Zoox prepares to launch its carlike robot, which will lack a steering wheel and have two seats that face each other.
Inrix has introduced an autonomous car platform, AV Road Rules, that links vehicle operators with road authorities. The platform allows cities and road authorities to signal restrictions, such as speed limits and school zones, to the vehicle.
California's fight against climate change has developed into opposing views among top air-quality regulators and local authorities. Some regional lawmakers have countered the argument that commuters should limit their daily driving by using public transportation or, ultimately, electric vehicles.
The Long Beach and Los Angeles ports saw an 8.4% increase in container imports last month over June 2017's figures. Retailers, anxious over tariffs and looming trade wars, have rushed to stock up, pushing peak import season for the holidays earlier.
Spot truckload market rates grew 29% in June year over year, contract rates are up 19%, and spot van rates climbed 52 cents per mile, according to the DAT Freight Index. Rates continue to move into record levels due to growing demand, the electronic logging mandate and strong economic growth.
E-commerce has increased the number of returns shipped back to retailers and manufacturers, encouraging the development of new strategies to manage the reverse logistics process. Among the changes are new policies to limit abuse of returns and better collaboration among manufacturers and retailers.
Illinois Tollway Chairman Bob Schillerstrom writes that the authority is investing $14 billion in Illinois' roads and bridges over 15 years. The tollway keeps in mind the economic benefits and improvements to quality of life that come with building roads, Schillerstrom writes.
The California Chamber of Commerce supported 2017 legislation that raised fuel taxes along with automobile registration fees and plans to fight a ballot measure being organized to repeal it. "The economy depends on people being able to get to work in their cars and buses and being able to move goods," said CalChamber CEO Allan Zaremberg.