Patrick Brockie, chairman of Infrastructure New Zealand, suggests implementing tolling to manage congestion in Auckland and says polling shows support. "Dynamic tolling (which can vary pricing based on traffic flows) allows even greater control over the outcomes our city needs," Brockie writes.
Wisconsin's Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Tony Evers, supports tolling as an option to improve infrastructure in the state. Evers also said he would consider increasing gas taxes.
A city council in the UK has removed tolls for electric vehicles crossing the Itchen Bridge in an attempt to reduce pollution. Electric vehicles account for 1% of traffic, and the move is expected to reduce toll revenue by $40,610 in the first year.
The Italian government is considering revoking a concession for Atlantia subsidiary Autostrade after a bridge managed by the company collapsed. The company said the move would hurt investors, and it demanded compensation if the concession is revoked.
President Donald Trump signed an appropriations bill committing $1.4 billion for transit projects in March, but local officials are concerned because the money has not been allocated. The Federal Transit Administration says the projects are not "ready-to-go."
William Dickey's wife died in 2013, but she was charged a toll in 2017 for crossing a bridge in a rental truck. Dickey has been awarded $607 in damages and court costs by a Washington County, Ind., superior court judge.
As autonomous cars inch closer to widespread use, the Governors Highway Safety Association released a list of questions to be addressed. Governments and experts will need to consider, for example, what laws will need to be enacted, what law-enforcement rules will need to be altered and how the public coexist can with autonomous vehicles.
A rainy day in Manhattan kept an expected crowd away, but it did not prevent Workhorse CEO Stephen Burns from showcasing the W-15, which will be the first all-electric all-wheel-drive autonomous pickup truck, and the SureFly personal helicopter, which uses a computer to do the flying. The W-15 will carry as much as 2,200 pounds of cargo and can pull a 5,000-pound trailer, while the Superfly adapts the speed of each propeller for a level flight in inclement weather.
Baltimore has shifted gears in the city's bike-share program, dropping its affiliation with Bewegen Technologies and Corps Logistics after two ill-fated years. The city instead will embark on a dockless pilot project with Bird and Lime, which initially will each place 1,000 bikes or scooters on the streets.
The logistics and transportation sector expects revenue and profitability to rise in the fourth quarter of 2018, with 74% of industry experts expressing optimism about the US economy, according to a survey from TCompanies. However, concerns remain over inflation creating increased prices, increasing wages, workforce shortages, tariffs and regulatory issues.