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12/17/2018

In an effort to reverse slumping sales, Toyota has added technology and an electric all-wheel-drive system to its 2019 Prius. Sales of the hybrid hatchback vehicle were down 23.2% in the first 11 months of 2018.

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12/17/2018

Every business should have a process in place for employees to tailor proposals depending on audience type, writes Nancy Duarte. Mid-level managers need details, senior executives want the bottom line right away, peers respond to commonly-shared verbiage and a company-wide proposal should emotionally connect employees with the outcome, she writes.

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12/17/2018

Drivers in the UK will no longer pay a toll to cross the M4 and M48 Severn bridges between England and Wales. A toll has been in place at the crossing since Roman times.

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12/17/2018

The preferred route for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing between Indiana and Kentucky was released. There are two tolling options to fund the $1.5 billion project, but a funding gap will occur with either, according to the project's lead environmental engineer, Dan Prevost.

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12/17/2018

A new report on the future of transportation in Massachusetts suggested that congestion pricing could be a valuable tool for reducing traffic in cities. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker already vetoed a bill that would have tested congestion pricing earlier in the year, but after the report was released, the governor said he was "willing to hear" more.

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12/17/2018

Supporters and critics of a proposed 14-mile extension of the 836/Dolphin Expressway squared off last week at a public hearing held by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority. Tolls would be used to fund the $1 billion project aimed at reducing congestion, but many are concerned about the environmental impact.

12/17/2018

Some restaurant experts believe "dynamic pricing" is coming to the industry, where higher prices are offered when demand increases. Much like Uber and Lyft operate, prices would increase or decrease based on the demand for reservations.

12/17/2018

A wreck last week on a non-tolled bridge over the Ohio River between Indiana and Kentucky caused drivers to be rerouted to a tolled bridge. The Kentucky-Indiana Joint Board agreed recently that drivers can request a refund when they are forced to cross a tolled bridge due to an accident or emergency.

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12/17/2018

Toll charges to cross the Confederation Bridge in Canada are set to increase in 2019. The Canadian government allows Strait Crossing Bridge Ltd., which manages the bridge, to raise tolls each year to account for inflation.

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12/17/2018

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed budget includes $17.5 million to reopen a project office dedicated to replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge between Oregon and Washington. The document instructed staff to assume the project will be tolled and include light rail, issues that killed negotiations on the project five years ago.