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6/20/2018

The planned $3.6 billion Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion in Virginia was discussed at a public meeting Tuesday. The project may include a high-occupancy toll lane.

6/20/2018

A toll increase that was scheduled to become effective today on the Jakarta Outer Ring Road in Indonesia is being delayed so road users can be more well-informed, said the Public Works and Housing Ministry. The government is going to eliminate toll gates at five locations to reduce congestion.

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6/20/2018

The Pender County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina wants the state to take control of Cedar Avenue, a private road that is often used as a shortcut to the beach. The neighborhood association added tolls to the private road last month, hoping to convince the North Carolina Department of Transportation to assume control of it.

6/20/2018

An audit report on the Interstate 77 express lanes project by North Carolina Auditor Beth Wood concluded the project "was conducted as it should have been." The audit estimates the state's maximum liability to be $231 million if the contractor, Cintra, defaults.

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6/20/2018

Recommendations the Vancouver, Wash., city council received from the Oregon Transportation Commission regarding tolling sections of Interstates 5 and 205 strayed partly from the council's expectations. Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle said the final proposal has to include mitigation options such as traffic diversion from a bistate perspective.

6/20/2018

Mobike will incorporate the mapping navigation application Citymapper in cities where both operate. Mobike has bikes on demand in 200 cities and 15 countries, and Citymapper's app is centered on urban and transportation mapping and navigation in 39 cities.

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6/20/2018

Singapore Technologies Engineering will unite with Israel's SafeRide Technologies for cybersecurity use in electric and autonomous vehicles. The companies will integrate STE's platform for electric and autonomous vehicles with SafeRide's cybersecurity software.

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Reuters
6/20/2018

Aerial mapping company Bluesky International and the University of Leicester in England have partnered to provide real-time data that could reduce air pollution in city areas. The two will use EarthSense, an air-quality monitoring technology, in the testing of low-emission vehicles.

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6/20/2018

Volkswagen and Ford Motor Co. will discuss a joint venture to develop lower-emission commercial vehicles. The agreement to pursue the idea followed Ford's announcement to construct an electric and autonomous vehicle complex in Detroit.

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6/20/2018

In 2017, US companies spent almost $1.5 trillion on logistics and shipping, a 6.2% increase from the previous year, according to CSCMP's annual State of Logistics Report. Tight capacity, rising fuel costs and a previously soft market are identified as contributing to higher prices.

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