Transportation
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2/22/2017

The owner of the Detroit International Bridge Co. has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the Michigan Department of Transportation is illegally diverting trucks with hazardous materials from crossing the Ambassador Bridge between Canada and the US. Matty Moroun says that practice is costing his company millions of dollars in toll revenue and that he wants the practice to end.

2/22/2017

BMW will add Mobileye's Road Experience Management software to its models next year. BMW, which joins Volkswagen in using the technology, will share real-time traffic data the system collects with navigation firm HERE for use in a mapping service for self-driving cars.

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TechCrunch, Reuters
2/22/2017

UPS will begin making Saturday deliveries in April, even as it must raise prices to offset margin pressures. The company also announced rolling warehouse investments and its success with an octocopter delivery drone.

2/22/2017

A toll increase on the Oklahoma Turnpike goes into effect March 1 after the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority authorized it last year. The 12% increase is needed to pay for a $480 million road construction bond, and additional increases are planned in 2018 and 2019.

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Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
2/22/2017

A report by Fitch Ratings states that tolling of US interstates could help alleviate the financial burden of improving infrastructure. Interstate tolling is inconsistent in the United States, the report states.

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Fitch Ratings
2/22/2017

A plan to replace the aging bridge on Interstate 5 over the Columbia River was killed three years ago by the Washington state Legislature, but debate has been renewed. The previous plan included tolls, but it's unclear if the trio of bills in the Legislature would use tolling to fund the replacement.

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KUOW-FM (Seattle)
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Interstate 5
2/22/2017

The National Highways Authority of India is considering adding additional lanes at toll plazas around Chennai to reduce congestion. The agency also hopes to encourage motorists to use FasTag transponders to move through more quickly.

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The Hindu (India)
2/22/2017

Vehicle technology is changing quickly, and sales of electric vehicles have increased 1,000% since 2010. Transportation experts say electric vehicles and autonomous technology soon will merge and could play a major role in transportation systems.

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Knowledge@Wharton
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transportation systems
2/22/2017

The electronic toll system at the recently reopened Bayonne Bridge is collecting tolls via E-ZPass from more than 90% of bridge users; license plate cameras are handling the other bridge users.

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Bayonne Bridge
2/22/2017

The second lane closure phase of Project Neon, in Nevada, should start next month, and the Nevada Department of Transportation is looking at ways to reduce the effect on drivers. Construction associated with the $559 million design-build project will widen 3.7 miles of Interstate 15 and is 12% complete.

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Las Vegas Sun