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10/23/2020

China has delivered an earth pressure balance tunnel boring machine to New Zealand for a rail project in Auckland. The public will have real-time access to the machine's journey once excavation begins.

10/23/2020

It takes more than green solutions to achieve true sustainability in bridge construction, according to engineers at Cleveland Bridge. The company examines the social, environmental and economical components of bridge-building to achieve a neutral or positive balance between supply and demand.

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10/23/2020

The jigsaw-layered armor that allows the diabolical ironclad beetle to withstand extreme forces may provide clues for stronger buildings. Research reveals that the beetle's shell is held together with unique bindings that allow it to deform gradually rather than break suddenly, suggesting an alternative to the nuts, bolts and welding that are used to hold buildings together but are susceptible to deterioration.

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10/23/2020

Cash collections begin again Monday at the Lincoln Tunnel and on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge. Cash will be accepted for the next 18 months until all-electronic tolling is implemented.

10/23/2020

Pre-construction activity on the extension of Washington's SR 509 to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has begun. The $1 billion project is expected to be completed in 2028.

10/23/2020

Indiana Toll Road Concession is partnering with Surf Broadband to provide free online access to more than 7,000 students at Portage Township Schools. The school district transitioned to virtual learning for the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

10/23/2020

Only about 19% of the approved $13.6 billion in Highway Trust Fund money will be made available to state Departments of Transportation before the 72-day resolution to prevent a government shutdown expires on Dec. 11. In this article, the total amount approved and actually released to each state is listed.

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10/23/2020

Scottish Government Minister Marco Biagi has called for congestion tolling on the outer cordon in Edinburgh 15 years after a referendum rejected road tolls. The charge would be limited to the outer cordon ensuring that mainly commuters living outside the city would pay tolls, says Biagi.

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10/23/2020

Tolls collected by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise on the Garcon Point Bridge have been suspended until Nov. 13 under an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis. The suspension of tolls was scheduled to expire today, but was extended due to continuing repairs on the Pensacola Bay Bridge.

10/23/2020

Managed lanes for transit, car pools, electric and self-driving cars are among the possibilities as Houston determines how it will handle traffic congestion in the near future, according to transportation officials. The city also plans to expand park-and-ride facilities to encourage commuters not to bring their cars into the downtown area.

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