The European Commission has approved the deployment of cooperative intelligent transportation systems that will lead to greater safety for connected and autonomous vehicles on European roads. The EU's goal is to reach near-zero fatalities and serious injuries by 2050.
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People who consider themselves servant-leaders will help teams feel supported by asking for creative solutions and making room for them to emerge as leaders themselves, writes Keith Corbin. "Servant-leadership is not about taking the easy way, it is about bettering those around you and helping them grow," he writes.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has concerns about potential environmental harm from the construction of a liquefied natural gas export terminal by Texas LNG, but it says those problems could be mitigated, according to an environmental review. FERC is not expected to issue a final decision on a permit until June.
A $400 million expansion is underway at the Resorts World Casino New York City, and Plaza Construction has been hired as the construction manager for the second phase of the project, which will include a 10-story hotel. The work is expected to create 1,000 construction jobs.
An 11-mile trolley line expansion under construction in California is expected to be completed in 2021. The $2.17 billion Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line Extension will add trolley service from downtown San Diego's Santa Fe Depot to University City.
Milwaukee has $5 billion in construction projects either planned, recently completed or underway ahead of its hosting duties for the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Two of the largest are the $524 million Milwaukee Bucks basketball arena and the $450 million, 32-story Northwestern Mutual tower.
Accelerated bridge construction is becoming a more common tool for contractors because it speeds up overall construction times, saves money and improves safety. ABC can be tackled in various ways, including prefabricated bridge elements, bridge slides and bridge moves.
A new terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is expected to be completed this year, but work on an Interstate 10 interchange to improve traffic around the airport will not be finished for four years. A contractor for the latter will be named July 1, with construction due to start around September.
The Reason Foundation's Baruch Feigenbaum is skeptical of the proposed private rail line between Dallas and Houston and is concerned taxpayers might be liable if developer Texas Central defaults on its debts. He also worries that ridership estimates are too optimistic and believes Texas Central has not been transparent enough.
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