The Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Transportation Engineers are sponsoring an event today in Atlanta. Industry and government leaders will see demonstrations of connected vehicles, safety technologies and traffic management center operations, among other things.
Researchers estimate that the shipping industry will have to spend at least $1 trillion on fuel technology to reach the International Maritime Organization's target of a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The industry is also dealing with a prolonged difficult market and less financing from European banks.
Negative comments seem to stick with us more than praise, writes Michael McKinney, which means we must be able to see problems from different perspectives and be careful when giving negative feedback to team members. "Positive emotions broaden your perspective and enable you to build skills that help you flourish both personally and professionally," say authors John Tierney and Roy Baumeister.
Drivers using the 26-mile corridor of the newly opened I-77 Express Lanes in the Charlotte, N.C.-area gained an average of eight minutes during the morning rush hour and more than 11 minutes during the afternoon rush hour, according to I-77 Mobility Partners.
With the cost of widening Interstate 5 in Portland expected to double, Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek says the state needs to implement tolls. "One of the things I think we're going to have to bring back to the table is more immediate implementation of regionwide congestion pricing and tolling," Kotek said.
John Cooper, director of the Alabama Department of Transportation, surprised even officials when he said at a meeting that the toll for the Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project would be $2 instead of the original proposed amount of $6. Cooper also said commuters would pay $40 monthly instead of $90.
The proposed Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance program "could be the most significant expansion of Florida's transportation system since the inception of the interstate program in the 1950s," according to Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault. M-CORES includes three toll road corridors that would promote travel technologies such as self-driving cars and connected cars.
The new Infrastructure-Automotive Technology Laboratory in Alpharetta, Ga., provides cellular network operators, automakers, semiconductor manufacturers and traffic control device companies space to develop and test connected vehicle safety applications.
Construction has begun on the widening of the Florida Turnpike in Palm Beach County. The $168 million project, which is expected to be completed in 2024, calls for adding a third lane in each direction between the Lantana toll plaza and the West Palm Beach service plaza.
American drivers pay an average of $274.69 in gas tax annually to subsidize roads, but they pay 4.3 times more in mobile phone bills, according to infrastructure firm HNTB. The low gas tax amount is a fraction of what it costs to maintain the country's road network.
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