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4/27/2017

Amazon will offer free one-day delivery to Prime members in Calgary and Edmonton, Canada. The offer is for purchases over $25 made prior to 4 p.m. the day before delivery and only those items marked as available for one-day service.

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4/27/2017

The Maryland Department of Transportation has selected a design-build team of more than 15 firms for a $100 million project to improve Interstate 270. The project will add 23 lane miles to the road, and work should finish in 2019.

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4/27/2017

Officials of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana hope to begin a $100 million project to improve safety in the coming years, and they plan to choose a design-bid team by early next year. To help fund the project, toll rates on the causeway will increase May 6.

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4/27/2017

San Miguel Corp. and the state-owned Philippine National Construction Corp. have signed an agreement to invest $11.14 billion over the next five years to expand toll roads in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The projects will involve building roads and expressways that connect the city to other areas.

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Reuters
4/27/2017

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission plans to improve 7 miles of Interstate 78 in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has awarded construction contracts valued at $12.6 million. Work will improve underpasses and overpasses that lead to the bridge and repaint lane stripes.

4/27/2017

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to install tolling infrastructure as part of the Interstate 66 Express Lanes project near Washington, D.C., which will add variable toll lanes to the interstate. Both I-66 and the Capital Beltway will be affected by overnight road closures.

4/27/2017

Spain-based Abertis and Italy-based tolling company Atlantia have been considering a merger, but Abertis' chief financial officer says no firm offer has been received yet. He says the company is not aware regarding if or when a deal would be completed.

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4/27/2017

The provincial government in Nova Scotia plans to twin three sections of 100 series highways, as well as construct a new four-lane highway, for about $287 million. However, because it did not hear "overwhelming support" from the public to institute tolls to pay for the project, it will use revenue from local taxpayers and seek federal funds.

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CBC.ca (Canada)
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4/27/2017

A report by the American Public Transportation Association and the Economic Development Research Group states that budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump could affect $38 billion worth of planned public transportation projects. The cuts could also lead to 800,000 fewer construction and related jobs; some in Congress have voiced opposition to the proposed cuts.

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The Hill
4/27/2017

A consortium of businesses, using financing from the UK Departments for Business and Transport, will research, design and test technology for driverless cars. By using 10 test cars in South London, the consortium of FiveAI, Direct Line, the University of Oxford, Transport for London and the Transport Research Laboratory aims to develop a driverless car system by late 2019.

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