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12/12/2018

A group of private investors may provide $230 million toward construction of a 430,000-square-foot Major League Soccer stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The arena would be part of a larger, $1 billion investment that would also have a 270,000-square-foot mixed-use development.

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Construction Dive
12/12/2018

The Utah Department of Transportation is installing the state's largest precast concrete bridge beams along the Interstate 15 Technology Corridor. The six prefabricated beams are 203 feet long and 98 inches tall and will be used for the freeway's widening project.

12/12/2018

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan wants to use increased revenue from casinos to fund $1.9 billion in school construction over the next five years on top of the $1.6 billion already allocated in the budget. The $3.5 billion marks the state's largest investment in school construction, Hogan says.

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The Baltimore Sun
12/12/2018

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck Decatur, Tenn., this morning and was followed by a magnitude 3.3 aftershock, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake, the second strongest on record in East Tennessee, could be felt as far as northern Kentucky and northern Georgia.

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USA Today
12/12/2018

Insurance costs related to last month's California wildfires are expected to surpass last year's record-breaking $11.8 billion, and cleanup is expected to cost $3 billion. The three recent wildfires wiped out 19,000 businesses and homes, and the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., caused at least 86 casualties.

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The Associated Press
12/12/2018

After a board vote, the Osceola County Expressway Authority in Florida is transferring its projects to the Central Florida Expressway Authority and will cease to exist. The agency oversaw the construction of the Poinciana Parkway, for which the board approved a 5-cent toll increase effective in January.

12/12/2018

Iceland's parliament is considering a measure that would authorize tolling of all roads leading out of the country's capital city, Reykjavik, as well as tolling of tunnels throughout the country. The goal is to make up for an expected decline in gas and diesel revenue amid Iceland's environmental efforts, and the plan calls for the use of electronic toll collection.

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Iceland Review
12/12/2018

San Francisco officials are delaying a vote on tolling people driving to and from Treasure Island so they can examine how tolls might affect the island's growing population.

12/12/2018

Urban planner Peter Calthorpe does not oppose autonomous-vehicle development, but he says more sprawl and congestion are likely if personally owned autonomous vehicles are adopted widely. He wants to see self-driving technology adding fewer vehicles to the roads through its use in public transit to complement concentrated housing, for example.

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Peter Calthorpe
12/12/2018

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority in Florida is offering a toll discount to bring in volunteers to have connected technology installed in vehicles for testing. The vehicles can communicate with infrastructure including traffic signals, and the data collected could help guide decisions on infrastructure improvements.