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9/19/2018

Google supports CarPlay in its 5.0 version of Google Maps. Available in the Apple's App Store, the software includes directions optimized by Google and points of interest that Apple Maps doesn't mention.

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9/19/2018

Accurate vehicle detection is critical to the optimization of traffic flow in any traffic management network and Intelligent Transport System. The inductive loop technology has continued to evolve and is now refined to the point of being the most accurate, cost effective form of vehicle detection technology available today.

Reno A&E's EverLoop™ System achieves benchmark for Vehicle Detection Accuracy Technologies.

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renoae.com
9/19/2018

Maximize your learning by avoiding shortcuts and trying new things, especially in areas that you typically avoid, writes Jesse Sostrin. "When you look for the easy way, you'll save some time -- but the lack of learning and growth will ultimately limit your progress," he writes.

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9/19/2018

Construction of the Pandaan-Malang toll road project in Indonesia is at least two-thirds complete, and PT Jasa Marga, the company behind the project, has expressed optimism that it will be completed on time. The company received a 35-year concession.

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9/19/2018

The Indiana Finance Authority is expected to take action Thursday regarding a proposed arrangement with the Indiana Toll Road to increase tolls on commercial trucks; the move could earn the state an additional $1 billion over six years. Gov. Eric Holcomb said the revised rate will be closer to those in other states, but some lawmakers have expressed concern because legislators were not involved in the negotiations.

9/19/2018

More than 2,500 trucks per day cross the Pharr International Bridge between Texas and Mexico, and a new tolling system has been added to make the border-crossing process more efficient. The system also enhances security by collecting data on trucks, a US lawmaker said.

9/19/2018

Construction has started on the $1.4 billion A24 project in the Netherlands, and work is expected to be completed by 2024. The road will be tolled, and tolls will fund $370 million worth of the project, which is designed to reduce congestion on the A15 and improve access to the port of Rotterdam.

9/19/2018

The Florida Department of Transportation is requiring drivers to have a SunPass to use new express lanes that are being constructed in the northeastern part of the state. The tolls are priced based on traffic, and drivers who use the new lanes without a SunPass will face a $25 fine.

9/19/2018

Connected and autonomous vehicles and ride-sharing services are expected to transform the transportation industry, and that means the tolling industry faces opportunities along with challenges, writes David Cuneo of Steer. People might use vehicles more often and live farther away from work if they are not required to operate their vehicles, Cuneo writes.

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9/19/2018

The transportation committee of the Kane County, Ill., board has approved selling $36.5 million in bonds to build a toll bridge over the Fox River. The toll would be 95 cents, and the toll revenue would have to be spent only on the bridge.