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2/20/2020

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.

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2/20/2020

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.

2/20/2020

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.

2/20/2020

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has withdrawn plans for a proposed trucks-only toll that could have generated $200 million annually. Lamont said he plans to use bonds to help finance a $19 billion transportation improvement plan.

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2/20/2020

The Escambia County Commission in Florida will vote Thursday on whether to begin cashless tolling in April at Pensacola Beach. If approved, the cashless tolling agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation will use the SunPass and toll-by-plate system.

2/20/2020

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is awaiting approval from the Federal Highway Administration to begin congestion tolling on New York City roadways. Congestion tolling is designed to ease traffic congestion, reduce vehicle emissions and encourage the use of mass transit.

2/20/2020

Construction on the Denpasar-Gilimanuk Toll Road in the Indonesian province of Bali will begin in early 2021, according to Gov. Wayan Koster. The toll road should be finished in 2023, Koster said.

2/20/2020

Drivers on 12 Virginia roads can now use Transurban's GoToll app, which registers a car's license plate and payment method for cashless toll payment. Use of the GoToll app without an E-Z Pass transponder includes an 85-cent transaction fee, but allows drivers to avoid the current $12.50 administration fee when using toll lanes without the transponder.

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2/20/2020

The Department of Transportation is seeking $1 billion in discretionary grant funding for transportation infrastructure during the 2020 fiscal year. The funding request was made through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Transportation Discretionary Grants program.

2/20/2020

Bulgaria's Council of Ministers has established tolls for heavy goods vehicles on about 1,864 miles of Bulgarian roadways. Vehicles weighing between 3.5 and 12 metric tons will be charged based upon on the road category, distance traveled and the vehicle's emission class.