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2/16/2018

Bay City, Mich.'s Liberty and Independence bridges need almost $9 million in repairs. Local leaders will meet with the Michigan Department of Transportation to consider turning one bridge over to the state, selling the bridges to a private company for tolling and implementing a millage.

2/16/2018

A Maine state representative has introduced a bill to require the Maine Turnpike Authority to install all-electronic tolling systems at new or rebuilt toll facilities. The authority opposes the bill, saying that electronic toll collection could result in more drivers not paying their tolls.

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2/16/2018

Please click here to read IBTTA's review of the Trump infrastructure proposal, view the actual proposal and see other pertinent documents.

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2/16/2018

IBTTA's Managed Lanes and AET Summit is earlier this year -- in April -- in Charlotte, NC. Register now and book your hotel.

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2/16/2018

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has received approvals from Ohio and Illinois to conduct a feasibility study on a possible route between Cleveland and Chicago. The company is in the planning stages for several other hyperloop projects worldwide.

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TechCrunch
2/16/2018

The Wyoming Department of Transportation can now integrate messages from connected vehicles into its traffic-management and information-dissemination platform. The platform uses code developed for the US Department of Transportation.

2/16/2018

Bird's successful launch of an electric-scooter-share system in Santa Monica, Calif., could signal a national trend, writes Matt McFarland. Bird, which has counted 50,000 riders and 250,000 trips in Santa Monica since September, has expanded to three more California cities and is planning further expansions by the end of the year.

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2/16/2018

Amazon will pay a penalty of $1.2 million and has agreed to better monitor and remove illegal pesticides sold on its e-commerce platform. The settlement relates to around 4,000 violations stemming from products not licensed for sale in the US, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Reuters, The Hill
2/16/2018

Manufacturers and suppliers are investing heavily in technology to meet Industry 4.0 trend demands, leading to a significant change in the automotive logistics industry, a report from Ti found. A key behind this is the move toward electrical power and control systems that are replacing combustion engines, creating a transformation of the industry's supply chain.

2/15/2018

President Donald Trump said this week he was considering both tariffs and quotas on aluminum and steel imports, though he has not yet made a decision. A group of lawmakers discussed the need to keep prices in check for manufacturers but also the need to support American-made steel and aluminum.

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