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3/27/2020

About $62.8 million in revenue was collected from tolls on Turkey highways and bridges in the first two months of 2020, according to the country's General Directorate of Highways. Nearly 68.2 million vehicles passed through toll booths during January and February.

3/27/2020

Decreased vehicle traffic due to the coronavirus outbreak has allowed the New Jersey Department of Transportation to shift some highway construction work from nighttime to daylight hours. Workers are currently working on tasks related to a new approach bridge planned for southbound I-295 traffic.

3/27/2020

Astro Aerospace has proposed the development of autonomous medical evacuation vertical takeoff and landing vehicles. The electric vehicles would join the company's fleet of pods containing medical beds and an onboard oxygen supply.

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3/27/2020

Uber is suing Los Angeles in federal court over the city's data-sharing rule regarding movements of e-scooters. The company's complaint argues that the rule violates California's Constitution and the Fourth Amendment, but city officials have said companies can't be trusted to self-regulate.

3/27/2020

Supply chain technology firm Resilinc is working with health care and logistics industry representatives to create an online exchange to get needed medical supplies to hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic. "This is about helping each other in the supply chain," said Resilinc Managing Director Graeme Dykes.

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3/27/2020

Amazon is focused on strengthening its Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market delivery and pickup services and has shuttered its brick-and-mortar stores until at least April 7 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The company is making high-demand grocery items a top priority and putting purchasing limits on popular products.

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3/26/2020

When social distancing at home grows old, tech-equipped cars can be a refuge for adults and children alike. Bluetooth connections can help provide a distraction and facilitate communication, while Wi-Fi reduces the need to shell out for data and in-car cleaning technology removes at least some of the worry of contamination.

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The Rock Father
3/26/2020

While the world waits for truly autonomous transit, it can use trip-optimization technology that increases efficiency in shared transportation, as Boston's public school buses demonstrate. Furthermore, sharing vehicles reduces traffic and emissions, as multiple studies have shown.

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EcoWatch
3/26/2020

The US Postal Service has seen a significant drop in mail volume because of the coronavirus outbreak and could close by summer's end if it doesn't get emergency funding from the government, according to a statement from Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Gerry Connolly, D-Va. They have introduced a bill to give $25 billion in emergency funding, saying, "The Postal Service needs America's help, and we must answer this call."

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3/26/2020

Anxiety can spike when we feel disconnected, lose control or lack the skills to cope when a crisis hits, writes Susan Fowler. "Sometimes, recognizing you have choice is all you need to make the right choice and regain your sense of control," she writes.

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