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7/19/2018

A team involving state and city officials is evaluating widening Lake Shore Drive in Chicago or converting an existing lane for use by buses and drivers paying tolls. The project could cost between $2 billion and $3 billion.

7/19/2018

Rhode Island billed $625,000 to almost 190,000 vehicles during the first month of tolling semitrucks on Interstate 95. The amount tolled exceeded initial estimates by $27,000.

7/19/2018

After turning back requests to operate dockless bike systems in congested Manhattan, the city has selected five companies for pilot programs restricted to specific neighborhoods zones outside Citi Bike's existing network of docking stations. JUMP, Lime, Motivate, Ofo and Pace will test dockless bikes, beginning with the Rockaways beachside community.

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7/19/2018

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that found the environmental permitting process for the Texas 45 and MoPac intersections projects in Austin, Texas, was sufficient. Officials say the Texas 45 project may be done early, and the MoPac intersections effort is expected to be complete by mid-2020.

7/19/2018

Indiana Toll Road officials held a ceremony in Rolling Prairie, Ind., to celebrate the reopening of eight plazas on the toll road. The two-year project included adding restaurants and incorporating solar power.

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7/19/2018

Construction on an $834 million, 30-mile toll lane project in metropolitan Atlanta is expected to be completed in August. Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry says toll lanes are the best way to manage congestion.

7/19/2018

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is planning a multiphase project to turn 30 miles of Interstate 24 into a SMART Corridor. In the first phase, costing $37 million, signs and other technology will be installed to inform drivers about road conditions.

7/19/2018

Construction on an elevated section of the Wekiva Parkway toll road in Florida is continuing. Work on the 6-mile segment of the Orlando, Fla., beltway is expected to be completed in 2022.

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7/19/2018

A toll increase on the Plattsmouth Toll Bridge between Nebraska and Iowa was approved by its oversight authority and will take effect Aug. 1. The Plattsmouth Bridge Commission said the increase was necessary "to extend the life of the bridge for the public's use."

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7/19/2018

Coast Autonomous unveiled the first fully autonomous shuttle, the Coast P-1, in New York City that will move people and products on the first and last mile in low-speed environments such as city centers, airports, campuses and theme parks. The company's software can be used on other vehicles, such as golf carts.