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5/24/2019

Mayor John Tory of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, says the city will try to tighten its planned budget if the province will cancel cuts it announced after the city's 2019 budget had been approved. "We are willing to work with you to find ways to do things better and to save money, but we need time and real dialogue and co-operation to allow us to do so," wrote Tory in a letter to Premier Doug Ford.

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5/24/2019

The Boring Company has secured a roughly $48.7 million contract from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to build an underground tunnel transit system that will transport people in a "bus-looking Tesla electric car" from one end of the Las Vegas Convention center to the other.

5/24/2019

Mayors in the Vancouver, B.C., Metro area seem to have reached a consensus on a plan to minimize congestion at the George Massey Tunnel on Highway 99, and a proposal for a twin-tunnel solution merits further consideration, according to Premier John Horgan. "[N]ow that we have an opportunity to get a federal partner and we have unanimity at the Mayor's Council, I think there's every possibility that we can get started on this in a more timely way," Horgan said.

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The Toronto Star
5/24/2019

Anchorage, Alaska, officials want to spend $60 million they have available to finance initial construction of a new cement and petroleum terminal at the Port of Alaska, Municipal Manager Bill Falsey said. The city began soliciting bids last month to give itself enough time to pick a contractor before spending is approved or rejected.

5/24/2019

A formal environmental review of plans to build a new Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan in New York has begun, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Thursday. The port has released a 180-page scoping document outlining potential courses of action for the project.

5/24/2019

A joint venture between Jacobs and CDM Smith as well as 10 major subcontractors are making progress on a $1.76 billion water plant in Houston, and remaining contracts on the design-build project will be awarded this summer once Houston City Council approves the final contract with the joint venture. The plant includes 215,000 cubic yards of structural concrete and more than 1 million cubic yards of earthwork.

5/24/2019

The Senate passed a multibillion-dollar bill on Thursday that will assist states ravaged by natural disasters but will not provide extra border funds. The House might not have the opportunity to approve the bill until June.

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Politico
5/24/2019

I-77 Mobility Partners says testing is underway and nearly finished on Interstate 77 toll lanes between Huntersville and Mooresville in North Carolina.

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5/24/2019

Now 71, traffic engineer Sam Schwartz has pushed for congestion pricing in Manhattan for 48 years, and his vision is about to become a reality. Cities including London and Stockholm have successfully adopted congestion pricing, and in 2021, New York City will become the first city in the US to charge a fee to drive in certain areas.

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5/24/2019

BNSF Railway this summer will charge a toll on vehicles entering Fort Madison, Iowa, over the Fort Madison bridge, but drivers leaving the city will not be charged. The company is installing new tolling equipment that accepts cash and credit cards.

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