General Motors plans to invest $100 million to produce its Cruise self-driving car in Michigan. No steering wheel or pedals are anticipated to be in the vehicle's design.
The San Diego Association of Governments is upgrading signs on Interstate 15 express lanes between Escondido, Calif., and San Diego. The revised signs will be easier to read and will display current toll rates and lane use.
The Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association gave Illinois Tollway Chairman Robert Schillerstrom its Person of the Year Award on Thursday. "Under Chairman Schillerstrom's direction, the Illinois Tollway has followed through on its commitment to Move Illinois by improving mobility, relieving congestion and driving the regional economy," said IAPA president John Healy.
Kapsch TrafficCom has been chosen by the San Diego Association of Governments to upgrade toll collection equipment on Interstate 15 express lanes and the South Bay Expressway. Software-supported functions will replace in-lane equipment.
Businesses and universities are collaborating to test transportation technology on an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in Georgia. The test will include solar-powered pavement and a system that measures tire pressure.
A New York Assembly proposal released Tuesday would create a working group to evaluate intra-borough tolling. The state's only tolled intra-borough bridge is the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge, between Rockaway and Broad Channel.
Buying out current contractor Cintra for $340 million is one option the North Carolina Department of Transportation is considering for a toll lane project on Interstate 77. An advisory group expressed doubt that frequent-driver discounts on tolls would significantly improve the project.
To help raise awareness during Infrastructure Week, May 14-21, Pat Jones, several IBTTA members and other transportation experts will be speaking at the US Infrastructure Projects Forum in New York City on May 16, 2018. To learn more about Infraday, please click here to view the program and register.
Audi has added Washington, D.C., to the growing list of US markets where its Connect Prime service can be used. The service connects select Audi models to its Traffic Light Information system and alerts drivers to the length of their wait at a red light.
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