The $599 million Northwest Corridor Express Lanes in the Atlanta area have been named the project of the year by Roads & Bridges magazine. The project consists of about 30 miles of reversible toll lanes on interstates 75 and 575 in Georgia's Cobb and Cherokee counties.
Police in India are planning to begin using cameras and an integrated traffic-management system on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway to heighten enforcement of speeding and lane-cutting violations. The system could be operational in six months, and police will assess fines at toll plazas.
A survey of 1,011 people in the US found 73% of respondents saying they were willing to pay more in tolls and taxes to improve infrastructure and reduce congestion. The survey, by HNTB, also found 82% saying they'd support higher tolls and taxes if the extra revenue were legally required to go only toward infrastructure improvements.
The Commissioners Court of Brazos County, Texas, is petitioning the Texas Transportation Commission to establish the Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority. Such a regional authority in Texas can finance, operate, maintain and expand transportation infrastructure, and a commissioner said the authority is necessary to address the county's transportation needs.
TomTom said Tuesday that Volvo Cars left their partnership to team up with Google, mirroring September's Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. TomTom stock is down nearly 50% since 2015 as the company has tried to compete with Google and other tech companies in mapping for autonomous cars.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company's new AI chip, "Hardware 3," will be released in the first half of 2019. Musk said he expects the chip to increase autonomous driving performance in Tesla vehicles by at least 500% and perhaps as much as 2000%.
ChargePoint and FLO are offering users of either service access to their charging stations for electric vehicles across the US and Canada. Neither company will issue additional fees for using the other's account, and users now have access to more than 27,000 charging stations on the networks.
Sears has nearly $7 billion in assets, according to its bankruptcy filing, and owes 100,000-plus creditors with liabilities of $11.3 billion, leaving the question of who will be paid. The company's CEO is stepping down, and options for the purchase of some stores are on the table.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has raised wages for its drivers by about 10% in the past 12 to 18 months in an effort to fill vacancies. The increase drove operating costs up 21.2%, even as revenue grew by 20% in the third quarter.