Transportation
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11/22/2017

Arlington, Texas, once the largest city in the country without mass-transit service, has partnered with New York-based Via to provide on-demand minibus rides. The service, which will start downtown in December, will allow passengers to use phone apps to hail six-seater Mercedes shuttles for a $3 fare.

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11/22/2017

US-Italian automaker Fiat Chrysler and Italian energy company ENI have partnered to develop technology that will reduce carbon emissions in vehicles. The companies also agreed to test an alternate fuel with 15% methanol and 5% bioethanol.

11/22/2017

Through the Wyoming Department of Transportation, SES America will retrofit and upgrade technology to 43 dynamic message signs on Interstates 80 and 25. The new signs can be accessed wirelessly and are expected to save the state $1.2 million in sign-replacement costs and $800,000 in installation costs.

11/22/2017

Incentives for renewable energy and electric vehicles are reduced or canceled out in tax legislation cleared last week by the US House. However, the current version of the Senate's tax bill leaves the incentives intact.

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11/22/2017

The recent hurricanes, earthquakes and fires around the globe show the importance of having a supply chain disaster-recovery plan, says Susan Lacefield. Here are suggestions from industry experts on improving the resiliency of the supply chain including improving facility safety.

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11/21/2017

Congress is trying to formulate and pass a tax package before Christmas, and President Donald Trump said Monday that his administration will unveil a guideline of infrastructure principles soon after that. The guidelines would serve as a "building block" for any legislation.

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11/21/2017

Whirlpool, a 106-year-old company, is constantly changing and moving into new sectors, which makes its already complex supply chain even more demanding. The company has numerous initiatives and priorities aimed at improvement including regularly evolving the supply chain through upgrades and through its World Class Manufacturing and Sales and Operations Planning efforts.

11/21/2017

Maersk Line says it will expand its current program to provide trade financing to its customers by extending financing to its customers' suppliers as well. The company says it can grant loans faster than banks.

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11/21/2017

A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for a $3.7 billion project that will expand Interstate 66 in Virginia to create two tolled and three free lanes in each direction. Express Mobility Partners is working on the public-private partnership, with the goals of reducing congestion and decreasing travel time.

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11/21/2017

The Chicago suburb of Bartlett is revamping its downtown area based on a transit-oriented development blueprint, which emphasizes pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly areas. "We want to see lights on in downtown Bartlett on Friday night and Saturday night," said Roberta Grill, Bartlett's assistant community development director.