Transportation
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11/21/2017

A 25-member committee in Oregon assembled recently to study tolling on Interstates 5 and 205, and supporters say tolling will help reduce congestion. The tolls would be set based on demand, but not all are behind the idea.

11/21/2017

Worldwide electric-car sales will nearly double next year, and dockless bicycle systems will flourish in the US, Fortune predicts. Also, look for hyperloops to be tested in the Middle East.

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11/21/2017

Uber has agreed to purchase as many as 24,000 autonomous vehicles from Volvo between 2019 and 2021. Uber will modify the Volvo XC90 luxury SUVs with autonomous-car technology it has been developing with third parties.

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11/21/2017

Columbus, Ohio, plans to use a federal grant to fund medical transportation for pregnant women. The city initially intended to use the grant for bus safety sensors, as well as parking and street lights.

11/21/2017

The fifth round of renegotiations over NAFTA is underway, but many of the demands from the White House that Canada and Mexico cannot accept position the US for withdrawal from the agreement. Industries are fighting back with coalitions that aim to show how such demands would hurt the industries the White House says it is trying to protect, says Toby Gooley.

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11/20/2017

Amazon last month made its first attempt at automating some of the truck delivery process by launching Relay, an app that lets truck drivers get in and out of the company's warehouses faster. It's the first connection between the e-commerce giant and millions of truck drivers.

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11/20/2017

Toyota has announced it will produce electric vehicles in China and India beginning in 2020. China recently introduced an emissions-control policy for vehicles starting in 2019, and India said it will sell only electric vehicles by 2030.

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11/20/2017

Showing vulnerability as a leader can reveal an authentic and human side of your personality that resonates with team members, writes Mary Jo Asmus. By showing your softer side and admitting you don't know all the answers, you can build team connections and trust.

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11/20/2017

Construction of Interstate 73 in South Carolina could cost $2.5 billion, but no funding has been allocated for the project, which is expected to create 30,000 jobs. Tolling has been discussed as one way to fund the effort.

11/20/2017

Transurban completed construction of express lanes on Interstate 495 in Virginia, and it estimates that drivers have saved 5 million hours in commute time. In total, 3.5 million customers have made 67 million trips in the toll lanes, and the company has seen a significant increase in the number of carpool vehicles using the lanes.

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