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1/27/2020

A proposed West Virginia House bill would allow the use of debit and credit cards to pay tolls on the Turnpike. If passed, the law would take effect July 1, 2021.

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1/27/2020

Toll rates will decrease for users of the Penang Bridge in Malaysia by 18% starting Feb. 1. The reduction is part of an overall lowering of toll rates for all highways operated by PLUS, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

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Free Malaysia Today
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PLUS
1/27/2020

A judge recently ordered Rhode Island trucking company Commodity Haulers Express to pay a $9,050 fine, including surcharges and assessments, for failing to pay more than $10,000 in Maine Turnpike tolls from July 1, 2015 to Dec. 6, 2019.

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Rhode Island, Rhode Island
1/27/2020

The Federal Railroad Administration has approved Amtrak's permit application to move a just-built high-speed train to Colorado. The move will allow the company to test the train on a long track rather than at the Hornell, N.Y., facility where it was built.

1/27/2020

Patent filings suggest that Ferrari's first electric car will have one motor per wheel and that they could operate independently. Only four years ago, then-Chairman Sergio Marchionne dismissed the notion of an electric Ferrari.

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CleanTechnica
1/24/2020

Apple is developing technology that would enable users to voice-guide autonomous vehicles. A patent application made public Thursday indicates the company is working on a Siri-like system that involves gesture, voice and touchscreen control.

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Digital Trends
1/24/2020

AAA has found that people are feeling less "range anxiety" regarding electric vehicles, which are becoming more competitive with gas-fueled cars in terms of price. AAA's study found that once people buy EVs, their anxiety about running out of power eases, and that the electricity used in driving a small EV costs an average of $546 annually, compared with $1,255 for a gas-powered vehicle.

1/24/2020

Whole Foods stores nationwide are short on beans, grains, lentils and rice. The grocer attributes the shortage to weather-related issues and the sudden closing of one of its private-label product suppliers.

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1/24/2020

The best leaders invest time in their people to help them grow instead of simply "spending time" to correct mistakes, writes Steve Keating. This is an example of managing versus leading, he argues, wherein leaders look to grow people rather than oversee and correct them.

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1/24/2020

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement will be signed into law by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the White House says. The pact, which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, awaits approval by Canada.

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Reuters, The Hill