The fifth round of renegotiations over NAFTA is underway, but many of the demands from the White House that Canada and Mexico cannot accept position the US for withdrawal from the agreement. Industries are fighting back with coalitions that aim to show how such demands would hurt the industries the White House says it is trying to protect, says Toby Gooley.
Amazon last month made its first attempt at automating some of the truck delivery process by launching Relay, an app that lets truck drivers get in and out of the company's warehouses faster. It's the first connection between the e-commerce giant and millions of truck drivers.
Toyota has announced it will produce electric vehicles in China and India beginning in 2020. China recently introduced an emissions-control policy for vehicles starting in 2019, and India said it will sell only electric vehicles by 2030.
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Construction of Interstate 73 in South Carolina could cost $2.5 billion, but no funding has been allocated for the project, which is expected to create 30,000 jobs. Tolling has been discussed as one way to fund the effort.
Transurban completed construction of express lanes on Interstate 495 in Virginia, and it estimates that drivers have saved 5 million hours in commute time. In total, 3.5 million customers have made 67 million trips in the toll lanes, and the company has seen a significant increase in the number of carpool vehicles using the lanes.
Pilar Rodriguez, executive director of the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority in Texas, says the $247 million State Highway 365 project from Mission to Pharr will be a toll road despite the state's move away from tolling. The project was already in the planning stages before the Legislature adopted rules limiting tolling.
Tolled express lanes are planned for Interstate 395 between Delray Beach and Miami in Florida, and construction could be complete by 2024. Other work to be done includes adding two flyover bridges to Interstate 95 and adding traffic signals to I-95 entrance ramps.
An autonomous vehicles and smart roads testing facility in Virginia will be expanded and will soon be able to provide testing of urban, residential and rural environments. The facility is a partnership between the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and the state's Department of Transportation.
Grand Parkway Infrastructure will be the design-build contractor for the State Highway 99 loop road around Houston. Construction on the 50-mile tollway could start in 2018 and finish in 2022.