Construction is starting on tolled express lanes on Interstate 95 in Florida between Deerfield Beach and Delray Beach. This story is a Q&A about the project.
Gateway project officials called the project the "most urgent project in America" Friday in Manhattan, citing a bridge malfunction that day that delayed New Jersey rail traffic. Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford, said he talked Thursday with President Donald Trump, who has expressed opposition to the project.
Uber Technologies is discussing a deal with Toyota in a move to challenge Waymo in autonomous-vehicle technology. Uber, which is developing autonomous-vehicle technology with Volvo, could install its system in a Toyota minivan.
The Central Florida Expressway Authority expects the tolled Wekiva Parkway extension into Lake County, Fla., to open March 31. Lake County Commissioner Leslie Campione said the extension "opens up much opportunity for the region and will add significant convenience."
El Paso County, Colo., commissioners' opposition to tolling an Interstate 25 widening project could create challenges, since a grant application submitted to the US Department of Transportation included tolling. A Transportation Department spokeswoman said changing the parameters of the grant application after submission might undermine the process' competitiveness.
The Figg Bridge Group anticipates completing work on the Cline Avenue Bridge in Chicago by 2020, says CEO Linda Figg. The two-lane bridge replaces a structure condemned in 2009 and is estimated to cost around $140 million, Figg says.
Trucking groups sued the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the state Transportation Department on Thursday over a 6% January toll increase. The agency said the increase was needed to meet funding obligations and fulfill capital improvement requirements.
New York state lawmakers are having difficulty agreeing on a plan to add congestion tolling in Manhattan. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last year that congestion pricing was "an idea whose time has come."
The Illinois Tollway wants to expand to six lanes in each direction from Rosemont to Hickory Hills, but residents and a state senator expressed opposition to the project Thursday. The agency says a larger project is needed to reduce bottlenecks.
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