Transportation
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8/26/2016

The Texas Transportation Commission plans to spend $70 billion on infrastructure projects over the next decade to help reduce congestion and enhance mobility across the state.

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Houston Public Media
8/26/2016

Traffic congestion declined slightly between 2014 and 2015, the US Department of Transportation's 2015 Urban Congestion Trends Report states. The report also highlights several successful traffic-management solutions.

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8/26/2016

A change in Colorado's transportation funding approach could lead to deep cuts or the elimination of Durango's transit program. The state Department of Transportation's plan to shift funds for mass transit to other areas would create a $1 million-plus budget gap, City Manager Ron LeBlanc said.

8/26/2016

Uber is testing a prepaid discount plan for multiple rides in six US cities in September. The Uber Plus program offers lower fares for riders who commit to at least 20 rides during the month in Boston, Miami, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

8/26/2016

Exporters are concerned about China's move to add the US to its list of Zika-infected countries, which will require fumigation for all shipping containers heading to China at a cost of up to $200 per unit. Unclear requirements on where the fumigation should take place could delay shipments, leading to lost business.

8/26/2016

Welspun India plans to make changes to its supply chain as it works to overcome accusations of selling fake Egyptian-cotton sheets to retailers, including Target. Target cut ties with the supplier, while J.C. Penney, Wal-Mart and Bed Bath & Beyond plan to do their own investigations.

8/25/2016

The $3 billion Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which joins the Asian and European sides of Istanbul, will open Friday. The toll bridge, which has eight vehicle lanes and two rail lanes, is part of the larger North Marmara Highway project.

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Daily Sabah (Turkey)
8/25/2016

Tesla has added 100 kilowatt-hour batteries to its pricey Model S sedans and Model X SUVs and increased their speed. The Model S is now capable of traveling up to 315 miles without recharging and going from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, and the Model X is not far behind.

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VentureBeat, RTT News
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8/25/2016

Startup firm nuTonomy has launched the world's first autonomous taxi service in Singapore. The company, which is working with Singapore's government, is limited to operating in a 2.5-square-mile area, and its taxis have drivers behind the wheel who can control the car if necessary.

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Singapore, nuTonomy
8/25/2016

A Republican congressman plans to introduce a legal framework for cross-border sales tax that resolves an ongoing dispute between physical retailers, state governments and e-commerce retailers. The law would tax purchases based on the tax base of the retailer and a single rate chosen by the consumer's state.

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