A 4.5-mile section of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway in the Philippines is to be opened this month, according to Metro Pacific Tollways President Rodrigo Franco. Meanwhile, the first 3-mile section of the NLEX Connector is set to open by the end of 2021 and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway is expected to be completed by early 2022.
Construction work on the I-540 outer loop around Raleigh, N.C., ramped up during spring, with the first phase of the $1.3 billion extension now over one-third completed. The I-540 toll road extension is expected to serve 60,000 vehicles daily after it opens in 2023.
Bipartisan negotiators in the Senate are "about 90%" in agreement on an infrastructure bill and might reach full agreement Monday, according to two of the senators. The remaining differences center mainly on how much to allocate to public transit, roads and a few other areas, as well as whether to tap into pandemic relief funds.
Transportation technology, such as delivery drones and micromobility options, is becoming a standard amenity in planned communities. For example, Lake Nona in Southeast Orlando, Fla., has a fleet of autonomous vehicles, while New Haven in Ontario, Calif., will have "robot carts" that can carry groceries.
A bill in the Senate could give Americans a 30% tax credit of up to $1,500 on the purchase of a new electric bike. "The bill makes a clean alternative more accessible to more people," notes Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, adding, "E-bikes make lots of sense for working people, young people, and others who either cannot afford or don't want a car."
Union Pacific and BNSF Railway have been metering rail cargo service between their Chicago-area hubs and West Coast ports, slowing cargo into the city and creating a supply chain bottleneck on top of container shortages and tight capacity.
General Motors is looking to pave the way for wider adoption of electric vehicles with charging as a service for fleets. Ultium Charge 360 will offer tools to help manage different types of fleets and facilities as well as more than 60,000 public charging places and support for charging at home.
Amazon salespeople are pitching building managers, landlords and locksmiths around the country on Key for Business, the company's keyless entry service that enables drivers to drop off packages inside building lobbies using a mobile device. Amazon introduced the service in 2018 but has not disclosed the number of sign-ups.
The current 16-cent toll rate to cross the Manchester Ship Canal's Warburton Toll Bridge in England could increase to $1.37 in order to finance almost $9 million of repairs on and around the bridge. The toll rate has not been increased since 1863.
The Florida Department of Transportation and Florida's Turnpike Enterprise are awaiting approval for an expansion of the turnpike between Jupiter and Fort Pierce. The proposed $1.6 billion expansion would see two lanes added each in each direction and two new exits in Port St. Lucie.