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6/21/2018

A utility, a steel company and a mining firm in Sweden are working on a $158 million pilot plant that will use hydrogen instead of coal to manufacture steel. The goal is to reduce the use of fossil fuels in steel production.

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6/21/2018

The Miami-Dade County Commission voted to preliminarily approve a $650 million project to extend the 836 expressway after testimony that included opposition from environmental groups. The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority hopes to begin construction of the toll-funded project in 2019.

6/21/2018

A "user pays" method of road pricing should be used more widely because it is fairer than gas taxes, writes John Walker of the University of Southampton. Governments should be aware that voter sentiment is becoming more positive as motorists derive benefits from such models, Walker writes.

6/21/2018

Engineering firm HNTB expects to complete a draft tolling plan for five interstates in Indiana by October. The results of the statewide traffic study will include revenue estimates and recommendations for how toll rates could be structured.

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6/21/2018

A 17-mile extension of toll lanes on Interstate 485 in Charlotte, N.C., may be under construction by summer 2019, says the North Carolina Turnpike Authority. The South Charlotte Partners group has advocated with the state legislature, the governor and the turnpike authority to "advance this project as soon as possible."

6/21/2018

Autonomous vehicle company nuTonomy has been granted permission to test self-driving vehicles throughout Boston. The company has already been testing the vehicles in a section of the city.

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6/21/2018

The new entrance ramp to the Florida Turnpike from Sunrise Boulevard is scheduled to open Saturday, and toll collection will be completely electronic. The project is part of a $50 million interchange renovation.

6/21/2018

A measure to increase the fuel tax in Missouri by 10 cents was approved by the state legislature and will be on the November ballot. The increase may raise as much as $293 million for infrastructure projects by 2027 if approved.

6/21/2018

San Clemente, Calif., has sued Transportation Corridor Agencies, a toll road administrator, for allegedly violating California's Public Records Act by not providing requested information about lobbying agreements. The suit asserts that the agency has spent more money on lobbyists than on toll roads.

6/21/2018

The Bridgewater Township Council in New Jersey has hired BBC Cleaning to provide custodial services at several buildings on a one-year, $56,700 contract.