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4/18/2019

New Jersey lawmakers are pressing their counterparts in New York to give the Garden State a voice in the final negotiations for congestion pricing in New York City. New Jersey is worried that the tolls could place an unfair burden on its residents, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will keep the lines of communications open.

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4/18/2019

Aptiv has four autonomous driving engineering hubs and will open a fifth in China, with an eye toward deploying its vehicles in the country for commercial purposes. The China hub will focus on the US auto parts company's technology that allows cars to pilot themselves in certain conditions.

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4/18/2019

BSM, which has helped municipalities, provinces and states manage winter road maintenance, will be acquired by connected transportation company Geotab. Geotab will give BSM's government and other customers access to vehicle performance, accident detection and other solutions.

4/18/2019

Hyundai displayed its Genesis Mint at this week's New York International Auto Show. The two-seater electric car can go 200 miles on a charge and is capable of fast charging.

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4/18/2019

A Green New Deal that includes government research could reduce transportation emissions, the Rocky Mountain Institute's Amory Lovins and Rushad Nanavatty write. They cite Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who has called for "practical, pragmatic, bipartisan solutions ... to address the reality of climate change."

4/17/2019

Independent merchants selling on Amazon make up 58% of all sales on the site, but Amazon is getting a larger slice of the pie. The e-tailer's merchants not only have to pay the company up to 40% for each sale but must also compete against Amazon's own branded products.

4/17/2019

As part of its Project Titan, Apple is talking to four companies to supply next-generation lidar sensors for self-driving cars, sources have said. Apple reportedly wants a "revolutionary design" -- a sensor that is easier to mass-produce, as well as cheaper and smaller.

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Reuters
4/17/2019

Officials in Boston are beginning to openly discuss implementing congestion pricing in the city, because they say it would force people out of their cars and onto public transportation. Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a bill last year that would have created a congestion-pricing pilot program.

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4/17/2019

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is converting the Outerbridge Crossing to electronic tolling next week. The conversion of the Bayonne, Outerbridge, and Goethels bridges to electronic tolling is expected to save drivers 200,000 hours of travel time a year.

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4/17/2019

A recent study by INRIX found Boston has the worst congestion in the country. To help alleviate the problem, Tri-State Transportation Campaign Executive Director Nick Sifuentes writes that Boston should follow New York City's lead and implement congestion pricing.

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