The Rhode Island Department of Transportation plans to award a contract to design, build, operate and maintain a toll system for trucks in the state in May, and six companies have submitted proposals. Construction should begin by the fall, and the project will include the installation of 14 gantries across the state.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has discontinued planning work on the final section of the Mon-Fayette Expressway in Allegheny County after the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission decided to postpone until May a decision on whether to support the $2 billion project.
Rehabilitation of the Jimmie Davis Bridge in Louisiana's Bossier Parish has been put off again. It was delayed last year because of nesting birds, and now the project needs a supplemental environmental review.
E-ZPass accounts of residents of Staten Island, N.Y., receive a discount when the residents use the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The Metropolitan Transit Authority will review their status to ensure that they're still residents.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is building a $178 million high-occupancy toll lane through Gwinnett County. The 10-mile extension is part of a larger effort to expand road infrastructure in the region.
Three projects planned by the Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority -- including a MoPac project and the Toll 45 -- each had environmental reviews. However, an environmental group has filed suit asking that a single review be done to look at the effects of the three projects together.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage wants to merge the Maine Turnpike Authority and the Maine Department of Transportation into a single entity. The combination would allow for tolls to be charged for only out-of-state visitors at a single toll both, he said.
In honor of World Water Day, editors explore threats to the world's drinking water supply, including sewage and political opposition.
Xcel Energy is proposing a new wind farm in Texas and another in New Mexico. "These new wind facilities will cost $1.6 billion to build but will allow us to produce wind energy at a cost lower than energy produced at our coal and natural gas-fueled plants," said Xcel's David Hudson.
President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration likely means more Immigration and Customs Enforcement audits for companies, highlighting a need for employers to enhance Form I-9 compliance, two attorneys write. Employers can face civil and criminal penalties if they file paperwork improperly.
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