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3/4/2021

New York City Mayor de Blasio said he stressed the need for congestion pricing in a recent conversation with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The project was stalled under the Trump administration, but de Blasio expressed optimism that Buttigieg will help "speed up the process."

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3/4/2021

International Bridge traffic was by more than 87% year over year in February, with passenger vehicle traffic declining by 97.9%. The self-funded bridge links Ontario and Michigan.

3/4/2021

In April, tolls on the Canadian side of the Blue Water Bridge will increase for the first time since November 2018. The increase will help ensure that operating costs are met on the bridge, which links Point Edward and Port Huron, Mich.

3/4/2021

Zima Cleaning owner Alan Hernandez has added electrostatic disinfectant spraying to his company's list of services, which he is offering businesses for free for the first six months. "I started getting calls like hey do you offer this, hey do you offer this, hey do you offer this, and I started realizing this technology is really the future," he says.

3/4/2021

Cleaning businesses need to treat customers, staff and profit as equal pillars of the enterprise, writes Paul Greenland. "[I]f we focus on profitability without worrying about its impact on our customers and our employees, we will inevitably lose one or both," Greenland writes.

3/4/2021

The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords had a fruitful 17-month deployment that Navy officials say offered important lessons on operating, maintaining and manning the LCS during extensive at-sea periods. The LCS was armed with the Navy's latest anti-ship missile, which gave the crew confidence, said Cmdr. Rion Martin.

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3/4/2021

A live-fire demonstration and anchor drop are scheduled as part of sea trials for the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge. The trials will also help train a new crop of sailors without previous at-sea experience.

3/4/2021

The Navy is offering a potential five-year, $146.3 million contract to Raytheon Intelligence & Space for operation of a radar system that bounces signals off the ionosphere to track aircraft and surface ships across the Caribbean. The relocatable over-the-horizon radar system functions somewhat like shortwave radio.

3/4/2021

A fuel leak caused by single tank corrosion has forced the cruiser USS Vella Gulf to return to Norfolk, Va., for repairs. The cruiser had departed days earlier on deployment with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group.

3/4/2021

Four newly delivered engines from Fairbanks Morse will be installed on the Military Sealift Command's USS John L. Canley. The common-rail engines are each rated at 6,480 kW for a total of 25,920 kW of power when installed.

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