Ride-hailing startup Myle, founded by New York taxi industry veteran Aleksey Medvedovskiy, debuted Wednesday, offering rides across New York City's boroughs that cost on average 10% less than Uber and Lyft rides and are not subject to surge pricing or hidden fees. In a city where roughly 80,000 drivers provide such services, Myle is thought to have about 5,000.
Small, self-driving shuttles are proving their worth as solutions to transit needs, rather than simply demonstration technology. A 3-mile residential autonomous-shuttle route in Columbus, Ohio, is now up and running, and a similar service is planned in Arizona.
The altering of flight patterns to lower carbon emissions, the development of air taxis and the possible re-introduction of supersonic transport are among many factors shifting the relationship between the public and the aviation industry. How these technologies will shape the aviation industry in the long term is uncertain.
Pennsylvania campers will be able to bring their dogs, cats and caged pets such as hamsters and birds to more state parks starting next year, thanks to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Pet owners must clean up after their animals and ensure they have proper vaccinations, leashes and licenses.
Denver City Council approval of a contract with Hensel Phelps sets the stage for renewed work on Denver International Airport's Great Hall. The contractor will take over work on a partially completed first phase next month.
The Long Beach, Calif., City Council is adding $21.3 million to a $65 million design-build contract with Swinerton for the second phase of terminal upgrades at Long Beach Airport. The added money accounts for design changes and increasing construction costs.
Mortenson-McCarthy Joint Venture has lifted the stainless steel cable net and has placed the ethylene tetrafluoroethylene support for Allegiant Stadium's 7-acre translucent plastic polymer roof. In addition to the "big lift," crews have nearly completed motorized lanai doors and a field tray outside the stadium.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has shared renderings of a $1.7 billion headquarters under construction in St. Louis. The agency has been calling for community input on perimeter design for the 97-acre site.
Multimodal transportation is the focus of a newly approved transportation master plan for Boulder County, Colo. The $2 billion plan's 61 projects include commuter rail, bus service, safety-conscious intersections and connector trails for bikes.
January's Architecture Billings Index score of 52.2 indicates modest growth in demand for design services. "Even with the ongoing challenges facing the nonresidential construction sector, this upturn points to at least modest growth over the coming year," American Institute of Architects Chief Economist Kermit Baker says.
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