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9/21/2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave Tesla's Model 3 sedan five-star ratings in overall safety and all other testing categories -- front impact, side impact and rollover. The company's Model S and Model X vehicles also received five-star ratings in all NHTSA categories.

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9/21/2018

Teams value CEOs who make brave shifts in strategy and focus on developing team members, writes Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Employees also want clear statements about your principles and values, as well as seeing how you live those even when pressured to act otherwise, she writes.

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9/21/2018

Washington state transportation officials should provide the necessary funding to finish the Interstate 405 master plan, write Victor Bishop and Todd Woosley. The plan calls for the construction of lanes between Bellevue and Renton, as well as interchange improvements and the addition of more general-purpose lanes.

9/21/2018

Automakers are shifting from the use of dedicated short-range communications in autonomous vehicles to cellular vehicle-to-everything, or C-V2X, technology. Supporters are using the safety of autonomous vehicles as a selling point as the federal government considers how to proceed.

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9/21/2018

Amazon is unveiling Echo Auto devices to give drivers smart assistant and voice control for hands-free communications. Amazon already counts Audi, BMW, Ford, Lexus and Toyota as partners in using Alexa technology in vehicles.

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9/21/2018

Mergers and acquisitions such as the June purchase of HiTouch Business Services are helping Staples strengthen its business-to-business foothold. "We will continue to look for strategic opportunities like this one where we feel we can help create better options for businesses in the marketplace," CEO Sandy Douglas says.

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TWICE
9/21/2018

Parsons, an engineering and infrastructure consultant, and Georgia's Department of Transportation formed the agency's first design-build-finance public-private partnership to implement reversible express lanes on Metro-Atlanta Northwest Corridor. Parsons designed and constructed the 30 miles of reversible toll lanes that were recently opened, along with 39 bridges, six Express Lane interchanges and three access points.

9/21/2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will allow San Diego County and cities within the county to establish a neighborhood electric vehicle transportation plan. Orange County, which previously was given authority for the same plan, and San Diego County must submit a report on the plan to the state Legislature by Nov. 1, 2020.

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9/21/2018

The 86th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association will take place in October, with New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti and former White House adviser D.J. Gribbin as headlining speakers. The event will cover topics including sustainable mobility, interoperability and open-road tolling.

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9/21/2018

The Indiana Finance Authority's board has given unanimous approval to a 35% increase in tolls for large trucks and other heavy vehicles with more than two axles. The new rate will be implemented Oct. 5, and the state plans to improve infrastructure with the additional $1 billion that's expected to be generated over three years.

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