Burger King has committed to sourcing all its chicken from farms that follow the humane standards established by the Global Animal Partnership within seven years. Other chains that follow the policy include Chipotle, Starbucks and Panera Bread.
A study by Deloitte found the manufacturing supply chain "woefully unprepared" for cyberthreats, with a third of manufacturers not having performed any risk assessment. The study presents key challenges manufacturers must address in a connected-production environment.
A 140-mile repaving project will start this spring on Interstate 15 in Idaho, and more than 50 Bluetooth-enabled roadway sensors will be installed to inform drivers about travel conditions in the work zones.
It's estimated that US infrastructure needs $4.6 trillion in repairs and upgrades, but where that will come from is a conundrum. "We need more money coming into the system to pay for all the operations and maintenance and capital needs that we have," said IBTTA's Patrick Jones, who would like to see wider use of public-private partnerships.
Auditors recently reviewed the financial records at the New York State Bridge Authority, and the results "confirm that the Bridge Authority is in strong financial shape and has done an outstanding job of maintaining its facilities." Revenue at the authority was up $2.3 million, or 4.1%, between 2015 and 2016, and total crossings rose 4.24%.
Dulles Toll Road outside Washington, D.C., collected $23 million in toll revenue combined in January and February, a 4.9% increase over the same period last year. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates the road, also saw a 23.5% decline in road expenses during that period, in part because of a mild winter.
More fuel-efficient cars mean less gas-tax revenue available for infrastructure, and that has led Massachusetts to consider tolling more roads and interstates. Tolls are currently collected only on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Connecticut has no tolled roads, but a bill before the state legislature may change that. This editorial supports the bill, stating that many safeguards, such as improved technology and a "lockbox" to keep revenue away from the general fund, are in place and that the state needs to find revenue to upgrade its aging infrastructure.
Congestion on US Highway 101 in California's Marin County and on the Golden Gate Bridge has transportation officials considering extending the hours for high-occupancy vehicle lanes. A recent survey showed that 75% of drivers believe heavy congestion lasts beyond the normal hours in which those lanes operate.
IRB Developers operates the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in India, and tolls will increase by 18% on April 1. The toll increase was mandated under rules adopted in 2004 by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corp.
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