Deutsche Post DHL Group CEO Frank Appel recently told a German newspaper that the company will start informing consumers of precise delivery times via email ahead of delivery and follow up initial communications with a second notice 15 minutes prior to package arrival, based on data gleaned from delivery van GPS tracking. DHL has been testing the service and plans to roll it out by 2020.
The most effective leaders use their strengths to create a vision, model successful behavior, challenge others to act and seek new ways to accomplish goals, writes Dan Rockwell. Every leader should acknowledge their weaknesses and work to shore them up, he writes.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has selected Kraemer North America to rebuild a segment of US 36 in Westminster that collapsed. The state has opted for a construction manager/general contractor delivery model to expedite the project, which does not yet have a timetable or price.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council Technical Advisory Committee has approved a $100 million contribution to an overhaul of Interstate 45 north of downtown Houston. However, officials have lingering concerns about the project's environmental effect and a need for greater transparency from the Texas Department of Transportation.
A $13 billion redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport has taken another step forward as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issues a request for information for a mixed-use hub known as JFK Central. The commercial and recreational space will cover 14 acres and will be built at the center of the airport.
Officials have broken ground on a ground transportation center at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. Car rental companies will pay for the $210 million project, which will house their services while providing public parking and transit connections.
The California Coastal Commission has culminated years of planning with approval of a contentious $125 million wastewater treatment and water reclamation facility in Morro Bay. Funding for the project could add up to $41 per month to water bills.
New York state has awarded contracts to the US unit of Norwegian developer Equinor and a joint venture between Orsted and Eversource Energy to develop offshore wind projects that will have a combined capacity of 1,700 megawatts. The move is part of the state's goal to reach 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2035.
Environmental engineering will be one of the most important ways the world addresses sustainability and problems posed by changing climate. Michael Gigante explores what environmental engineers do as well as their positive contributions to society and the market for their services.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has started searching for consultants to help with planning and pre-construction work for a new Mississippi River bridge, which will cost about $1 billion and will likely include tolls.
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