Ford is testing its Intersection Priority Management system, which uses vehicle-to-vehicle communications to allow cars to navigate intersections without the need for stoplights. The system broadcasts each car's speed, location and direction of travel while suggesting the optimal speed for each car to navigate an upcoming intersection safely.
The C5 South Link Expressway toll road in the Philippines is under construction and is expected to be completed by 2020. One segment of the road is almost halfway done and is expected to be finished by March.
A shortfall in transportation investment is hindering Connecticut's economic growth, said Joseph McGee of the Business Council of Fairfield County, and two of the state's three candidates for governor have plans that favor tolling. Democrat Ned Lamont has proposed tolls for heavy cargo trucks as part of an infrastructure plan to raise $350 million a year, while independent Oz Griebel said he wants to conduct a Hartford-area tolling pilot that could expand statewide.
Transurban is establishing a program in Australia to help drivers who are facing difficulty paying tolls and fines, with the goal of keeping people out of the criminal justice system. The company will set up a national phone line where people can access financial and legal help.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed a $9 billion plan to expand major roads near Washington, D.C., with express toll lanes. A Washington Post-University of Maryland poll of registered voters in the state found 44% of respondents favoring tolled express lanes and 50% opposing such lanes.
SiriusXM subsidiary Automatic has purchased PayTollo, a mobile payment system for toll roads and bridges. The platform uses GPS technology and is used at toll roads and bridges in Florida and California.
BancPass has developed an app and program that involves placing a sticker on a vehicle's windshield to show that tolls have been prepaid. Xevo has added the app to Xevo Market, its app store.
Lawyer Deborah Daniels writes that she supports Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's effort to improve infrastructure by raising truck tolls on the Indiana Toll Road. The increased revenue would allow the state to improve roads and expand broadband access in rural areas, Daniels writes.
The National Highways Authority of India and the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corp. are planning to acquire or rebid projects managed by the
Infrastructure Leasing and Finance Corp. Work has virtually stopped on two key projects.
The San Diego Association of Governments is looking at transportation plans based on revenue from a half-cent sales tax. Toll-lane projects and rapid bus transit projects are under consideration.
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