A group of subdistributors for Kellogg are asking for compensation after they were let go from their jobs when Kellogg changed distribution from direct-store delivery to the warehouse model. The subdistributors are threatening a class-action lawsuit if Kellogg does not respond.
Miami-Dade County commissioners recently voted to oppose an extension of State Road 836, and Louis Martinez, chairman of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, contends that that was a poor economic decision. The authority, he says, never wanted to change the Urban Growth Boundary of the region, and a recent survey showed that toll customers supported using toll revenues to fund the extension.
The former head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Joseph Lhota, will return to the authority and serve as chairman. New York City's transit system has been plagued by numerous issues recently, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's appointment of Lhota is thought to be an attempt to exert control over the transit agency, something some board members oppose.
Traffic on Cape Cod can be terrible, especially in the summer, and the Sagamore and Bourne bridges are major bottlenecks. The addition of a new one-way toll bridge has been suggested, but shelved, and the Army Corps of Engineers is studying options to mitigate congestion.
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo visited the site of construction for the Bogor-Ciawi-Sukabumi toll road in West Java and said that "progress is very good." The first 9-mile section of the road is 36.5% done and should be completed by the end of the year.
The American Center for Mobility is building a $110 million testing ground for autonomous and connected vehicles in Michigan's Ypsilanti Township. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed this year; it will include a 2.5-mile loop and a tunnel.
Josh Duitz of the Alpine Global Infrastructure Fund says non-US companies could benefit from the Trump administration's proposed $1 trillion infrastructure package because of the public-private partnership aspect of the plan. He points to Spain-based Ferrovial, which owns part of Texas' LBJ Expressway and North Town Expressway.
Technology related to autonomous cars is making speedy advances, but legislation governing how they should be developed and used has been so slow to arrive that states have started making their own rules. Congress is attempting to address the issue with legislation that would "prevent conflicting laws and rules from stifling this new technology."
Plenary Roads Denver, which manages the tolled express lanes on US 36 and Interstate 25 in Colorado, is proposing toll rate changes. The company said the rates were set two years ago, and state officials are reviewing the proposal.
The United Kingdom will invest upwards of $1 billion in research and recharging infrastructure for driverless and zero-emission vehicles. Queen Elizabeth II said Wednesday the investment will make the country a leader in the EV industry and improve the UK economy as it exits the European Union.
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