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.
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.
Use your perfectionist tendencies in a healthy way by focusing on the most important competencies, delegating other tasks and understanding the "why" behind your drive to excel, writes LaRae Quy. "Once you understand your motivation, you can choose how to respond to a situation rather than let your emotions react in ways that can sabotage you," she writes.
The Connecticut General Assembly is considering bills that would establish tolling in the state, but state transportation officials or a possible new transportation authority might be entrusted with resolving key details regarding congestion pricing, toll locations and other elements of tolling.
The Golden Gate Bridge board this week will examine four options for increasing tolls. Tolls have risen 25 cents per year since 2014, and further increases will help fund maintenance and seismic safety work while reducing traffic on the bridge, writes the editorial board of The Press Democrat.
The bridge over the New York State Thruway on East Old State Road in Guilderland does not meet modern code standards and must be replaced. Todd Gold of the New York State Thruway Authority said toll revenue would pay for the new bridge, but he provided no cost estimate for the project.
The Texas Department of Transportation is working on a study of revenue and traffic for the next segment of the Grand Parkway. A decision on which governmental entity will build and operate the road might not be made until the study is complete.
Audi has developed a traffic light information system that allows vehicles to communicate with traffic lights, letting the driver know when a signal will turn green. Stephen Edelstein writes that the system is "still a work in progress."
A tool introduced by the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research is designed to help transportation officials see how much new traffic a road expansion might generate. It "helps bring to light something that is not really considered in the open: It is not clear how estimates of increased travel and increased emissions are calculated, even in environmental documents," said researcher Jamie Volker, one of the tool's authors.
Massachusetts lawmakers are considering steps to improve the state's transportation system, with congestion pricing and a gas tax increase among the options suggested. Gov. Charlie Baker generally has been hesitant to support broad tax increases, but enhancing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is among his priorities.
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