"By following our financial plan and maintaining our commitment to always be improving, we are building a strong foundation for modernized tolling in Kansas," said Steve Hewitt, CEO of the Kansas Turnpike Authority. Read the report and see all the great work and accomplishments achieved!
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AmerisourceBergen, a health care distributor, is working to shore up its supply chain to address opioid abuse and diversion. The company plans to use data and analytics to compare orders from customers against peers and will invest in diversion control teams to determine suspicious behavior.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is limiting the use of delivery robots on city streets. Startups hoping to use this delivery method even for research must obtain permits to operate under strict guidelines in specific areas where low foot traffic exists.
California Democrats Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier have called upon the state's Metropolitan Transportation Commission to build another bridge over the bay between Oakland and San Francisco, and they want toll revenue to fund the project. The bridge would be south of the Bay Bridge and could significantly reduce congestion.
Everyone has to work together, but that doesn't mean extinguishing what makes your top performers great, Dan Rockwell argues. "Add mitigating qualities and skills to obsessed people, but don't weaken their obsession," he writes.
Andreas Malikopoulos, part of the University of Delaware's mechanical engineering department, uses driving simulators and a model city to study how connected autonomous vehicles can increase fuel efficiency. The goal is to reduce fuel consumption by 20%.
Lyft, through its recent partnership with self-driving car company nuTonomy, is beginning to match riders with autonomous vehicles in the Seaport area of Boston. The autonomous-vehicle rollout helps Lyft collect data on traffic patterns in the city.
The Bonner Springs toll plaza on the Kansas Turnpike has been converted to open-road tolling. A spokeswoman for the Kansas Turnpike Authority said 70% of toll collectors are at or close to retirement age and that it made sense for the authority to begin the process of converting to all-electronic tolling.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a $470 million express lane project on the 15 Freeway from Temescal Valley to Jurupa Valley in California, but major construction is not expected to start until next year. Workers have started to prepare the 14.6-mile section for construction.