A development planned on 27 acres in Atlanta would include nine towers from 225 to 500 feet tall. The project would be a mix of hotel, office, retail and residential space, and it could be an effort to lure Amazon to locate its new headquarters in the city.
The first phase of an $800 million mixed-use development in West Baltimore should wrap up in the middle of 2018 and includes a pool and retail and residential space. The project eventually will be home to 1,600 apartments and 3.2 million square feet of residential and commercial space, but the full build-out will take a decade.
Insurance companies see wearable technology as way to reduce injury claims, which can reduce construction costs. If "you can mitigate the incidents that have already happened or prevent incidents that have not happened, then you're going to see claims go down," according to a recent report by McKinsey & Co.
The House and Senate are reconciling the two versions of a tax bill, but the architecture, engineering and construction industry has mixed feelings about the legislation. The Senate version gives the construction sector potential tax breaks, but architects and engineers were not included in the reduction to the pass-through taxes for corporations and partnerships.
Some drivers were upset with the price of dynamic tolling on new express lanes on Interstate 66 in Virginia, but the editorial board at The Washington Post argues that the lanes are altering drivers' behavior and thus doing their job. The lanes help reduce congestion and encourage carpooling and the use of public transportation.
The tolled express lanes on Interstate 580 between Dublin and Livermore in the San Francisco area earned in excess of $9 million in revenue in their first year of operation and have become the leading express lanes in the region. Between October 2016 and October 2017, more than 7.9 million vehicles used the lanes -- more than used other express lanes.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says tolling charges for using the new Interstate 66 express lanes will appear on statements several days after drivers use the lanes. The agency is double-checking charges, making sure drivers are accurately billed, and it says motorists can file complaints if their bills are incorrect.
The government in Indonesia is converting toll roads into open-road tolling, but it has not decided what system to purchase for the final phase. The country hopes to have all-electronic tolling in place by the end of 2018.
A connected vehicle pilot project is being implemented in Tampa, Fla.; it will be funded partly by the US Department of Transportation. The agency will put radios and computers in more than 1,600 vehicles to enable better traffic signal response.
Foxconn Technology Group is building a $10 billion manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, and it plans to use autonomous vehicles to move cargo and workers to the facility. The company wants to see lanes dedicated to autonomous vehicles built on Interstate 94.
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