Transportation
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3/29/2017

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is building a new Exit 125 and wants it to be all-electronic tolling. The agency says adding a basket for collecting cash would add $1 million to the $73 million project, and it will hold an open house to hear the public's concerns about using E-ZPass only.

3/29/2017

The Texas Transportation Commission has approved an additional $8.9 billion in funding for transportation projects across the state as it prepares for a population boom. The commission gave the green light to 230 projects, including $1.32 billion for several Houston-area projects, such as the Interstate 45 improvement plan, but the money must still be allocated by the Legislature.

3/29/2017

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee in the Florida legislature has voted down a bill that would have eliminated future construction of high-occupancy toll lanes in the state. Proponents of the bill argued that HOT lanes are economically unfair and a safety concern, but opponents said such lanes are the only way to add traffic capacity.

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3/29/2017

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has adopted a resolution that advances the completion of the Gilcrease Expressway from Interstate 44 to West Edison Street. Tolls will be used to repay costs of the 5-mile-long, four-lane road.

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Tulsa World (Okla.)
3/29/2017

The Indonesian government is modifying the way it collects tolls in an attempt to reduce congestion. Several toll collection booths will be removed from the highways and new ones placed at the exits instead.

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3/29/2017

A $115 million road and toll bridge is a top priority of the Kane County Department of Transportation in Illinois. The agency hopes to invest $366.8 million in infrastructure projects over the next five years.

3/29/2017

Caltrans has nearly completed removal of the 19 trusses that supported the old Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland. The next step is to remove the concrete pedestals on which the trusses sat.

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3/29/2017

Carnegie Robotics and Swift Navigation will work together to create robots and autonomous products. The technology developed by the firms is also relevant to self-driving cars, although the collaboration will focus on other products.

3/29/2017

Three tech firms and a government research group are forming a consortium to develop cellular-vehicle-to-everything mobility solutions. The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, Hong Kong Telecom, Huawei Technologies and Qualcomm Technologies are partnering on the project to turn Hong Kong into a smart city.

3/29/2017

Seattle's troubled Pronto bike-share program will cease operations Friday after less than three years, with city officials expected to take two weeks to remove 54 stations and 500 bikes. The program struggled due to the city's hilly terrain and a mandatory helmet law, and a city takeover last year did little to improve prospects.