The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety gave Florida top bill for building codes that can prevent damage during severe weather events. Experts says the codes helped limit the damage from Hurricane Irma last year, but they say many older buildings have not been retrofitted.
Digital transformations fail when leaders impatiently push toward an outcome to avoid fallout from risk, writes Tom Puthiyamadam. "The point of transformation is not to adopt new technologies faster, but to change our behavior and ensure our workforce and their skills stay relevant," he writes.
American Trucking Associations CEO Chris Spear proposes the Build America Fund, a 20-cent-per-gallon fee on transportation fuels, as a "fair and equitable" way to improve the country's infrastructure. The initiative would generate $340 billion over 10 years, Spear writes.
Installation of upgrades at Dulles Toll Road in Virginia is expected to begin in April. The new system will provide the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board with flexibility to charge different rates for drivers paying cash rather than using E-ZPass.
RiverLink, which operates the Ohio River Bridges between Indiana and Kentucky, is trying to motivate people to use transponders by waiving some late fees and decreasing unpaid tolls. RiverLink spokeswoman Mindy Peterson said savings have averaged $30 per person among roughly 1,000 people.
An autonomous electric shuttle that does not have a human backup driver is being tested in San Ramon, Calif. After testing is complete, it will transport workers along a pre-set route in an office park.
Tolling systems run by Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and San Miguel Corp. in the Philippines are phasing in electronic toll collection interoperability at the government's insistence. A fully integrated system is expected to be in place by next year.
The Utah Legislature has approved a bill that would allow the Utah Department of Transportation to implement tolls on any road in the state. Senate President Wayne Niederhauser said the bill's goals are to reduce congestion and generate more revenue for transportation.
The Road Transport and Highways Ministry in India wants to increase electronic toll collection from its current level of 20% to 50%. Starting in April, all toll lanes will have electronic toll collection options to support this goal.
Tax season comes with an array of options for filing. Peter Daisyme notes the records you'll need for any case and examines the various filing alternatives and the factors to weigh as you make a choice.