Bulgaria is planning to implement a toll system to help fund road repairs and improvements. Toll revenue may help the country quadruple repairs, said Regional Development Minister Nikolay Nankov.
Debt held by the top four state-owned road construction companies in Indonesia increased by 57% in 2017 during the Indonesian government's infrastructure initiative. The high debt taken on by the companies creates vulnerabilities, since the government does not pay until projects are completed.
President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the massive spending bill before Congress if it includes funding for the Gateway project, but it appears $540 million in the bill would apply to it. A White House statement said Trump supports the final version of the bill.
The Maryland Senate has approved a bill that would limit the Maryland Transportation Authority's ability to impose late penalties on toll collections. The House is to take up the bill next week.
Training torpedoes launched from Navy submarines as part of Ice Exercise 2018 challenged naval and Coast Guard divers in Arctic recovery exercises. The Seawolf-class fast-attack sub USS Connecticut and the Los Angeles-class fast-attack sub USS Hartford participated in the drill.
A video posted by Russia's Defense Ministry is said to demonstrate the capability of a new hypersonic missile to deliver conventional or nuclear warheads. The air-launched missile is said to be capable of penetrating any defensive system.
General Dynamics will be repairing the engine and addressing other maintenance tasks on the USS Mesa Verde under a $15.2 million contract. Work on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock is scheduled for Norfolk, Va., and should be completed by May of next year.
Additional long lead time material for steam, electric plant and other components is the subject of a $696 million fee modification to a previous contract awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat for Virginia-class submarines.
The Navy has chosen Gulf Island Shipyards for a $63.5 million contract covering design and construction services for the towing, salvage and rescue ship. The T-ATS will eventually replace the Safeguard class of salvage and rescue ship and the Powhatan-class fleet ocean tug.
Annie Mabus, daughter of former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, presided as the USS Colorado, the Navy's latest attack submarine, joined the fleet in ceremonies at Groton, Conn. The Colorado is capable of fighting subs and surface ships as well as carrying out surveillance, delivering troops and launching Tomahawk missiles.