Transportation
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3/22/2019

The Missouri River's flooding along South Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa is leading to significant infrastructure bottlenecks and creating delays across supply chains. With limited rerouting options, BNSF and Union Pacific are dealing with service interruptions.

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Supply Chain Dive
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BNSF, National Guard, Union Pacific
3/22/2019

Former US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has produced a 45-page task force report on ways to improve transportation in Chicago, and it encourages the city to use a multiapproach strategy. The report uses the example of managed toll lanes in Northern Virginia as an innovative approach to reducing congestion.

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Tolling Points
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Ray LaHood
3/22/2019

General Motors plans to infuse $300 million in a suburban Detroit plant that manufactures electric and autonomous vehicles for Chevrolet, sources said. GM also will formally back the revised North American free trade agreement, the sources said.

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General Motors, Chevrolet
3/22/2019

Construction is to begin on the $33.4 million Illinois Route 23 Interchange Project, as traffic will shift for a work zone starting Monday. The project will establish a partial cloverleaf interchange at Interstate 90 and Route 23.

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Equipment World
3/22/2019

The high-occupancy-vehicle lanes on US 75 between the Sam Rayburn Tollway and the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway in the Dallas area will be converted into open-access lanes that will be tolled for 6% of their functioning hours. The change is a compromise that state and local officials reached with the Federal Highway Administration.

3/22/2019

New York City has not invested sufficiently in infrastructure, and congestion pricing proposals should go further to help alleviate the problem, writes City Council member Ben Kallos. Congestion pricing plans are geared largely toward Manhattan, but Kallos suggests levying a charge on vehicles entering New York City from any point.

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Ben Kallos, City Council
3/22/2019

An event in Finland will bring 250 researchers together to discuss the 6G wireless standard, which remains undefined. Networks using the 5G standard are just now being implemented, and 6G is not expected to become a reality for another decade.

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VentureBeat
3/22/2019

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is considering a mileage-based fee to supplant the state's gas tax. The department is looking for a sustainable revenue source.

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KHON-TV (Honolulu)
3/22/2019

An elevated toll expressway is under construction above Gandy Boulevard in Tampa, Fla., to give drivers a direct link between the South Tampa and Brandon communities once completed. Engineers say they are working to address business owners' concerns that the Selmon Extension project will make their businesses less visible.

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WFLA-TV (Tampa, Fla.)
3/22/2019

Tolls on the Pocahontas Parkway in Virginia will increase on April 1. The tolls were last increased in January 2018.