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5/24/2019

Workers have been reconfiguring the toll lanes at the Bob Sikes Toll Bridge at Florida's Pensacola Beach to improve traffic flow. The project will create one additional SunPass-only lane and makes cash payment available at two left-side beach entry lanes.

5/24/2019

Congress is working on the 2020 fiscal budget, and a House subcommittee has advanced a transportation funding bill to the Appropriations Committee. The bill would provide $1 billion for the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grants, $100 million more than in fiscal 2019.

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Transport Topics
5/24/2019

As Seattle's population has boomed, the region's investment in light rail and other public transportation has caused car traffic to decline. Rather than investing in congestion pricing and banning cars in areas of the city, Seattle is spending billions of dollars to improve the light-rail system and make the city safer for bicycles and pedestrians.

5/24/2019

In order for a vision of shared riding of autonomous vehicles to be fulfilled, transportation and political leaders must invest in infrastructure. Stop lights are currently geared toward human drivers, for example, but other systems might be needed to accommodate autonomous vehicles.

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McKinsey
5/24/2019

While the federal government has been unable to pass major infrastructure legislation, state and local governments have filled the gap. Many are looking to alternative forms of financing, and construction spending on infrastructure at the state and local level rose 9% year-over-year in March, when it reached $298 billion.

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5/24/2019

The Delaware Department of Transportation is considering changes to invoices, violation letters and toll statements for the US 301 bypass toll road. The potential changes are based on customer feedback, and they are designed to provide greater clarity.

5/24/2019

Portsmouth, R.I., had filed a lawsuit over the state Department of Transportation and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority's legal authority to impose tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, but the Federal Highway Administration has officially revoked that authority. The town ended the lawsuit after the decision.

5/24/2019

The city council in Newburgh, N.Y., voted Wednesday to appoint Joe Donat the city manager. Donat has served as interim city manager since last December.

5/24/2019

The Senate Commerce Committee, which has oversight over the trucking industry, is soon likely to examine autonomous vehicle policy. Chairman Roger Wicker said his goal is to draft legislation that increases highway safety and takes into account how transportation occurs in America, and Democrats on the committee "have signaled an interest in taking up an autonomous vehicles bill in the near term," this article states.

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Transport Topics
5/24/2019

Life-saving vaccines have been limited in distribution by the need to keep them refrigerated within a narrow temperature range, making it difficult to bring them to areas that need them most. A new method developed by scientists at McMaster University appears to overcome that difficulty by mixing vaccines with two sugars to form a gel that allows safe vaccine transport at temperatures as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

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New Atlas