Smart city technology should be implemented to address citizen needs, whether that be access to reliable transportation or building trust in the government, Philadelphia Chief Information Officer Mark Wheeler says. "In communities that have problems getting licenses, or accessing 911, we can be intentional about the fact that we're trying to respond to their needs as best we can," he adds.
Third-party logistics providers now hold 33 of the 100 largest warehouse leases in the US, according to CBRE, marking the first time this sector has dominated warehouses that are 417,000 to 2 million square feet. E-commerce companies hold 23 leases for warehouses in this class.
In an effort to move beyond just being known as an ocean freight carrier service, Moller-Maersk says it will link its Damco supply chain services and liner shipping service into one product. It will also rebrand its three regional carriers, Sealand, MCC Transport and Seago Line, as SeaLand -- A Maersk Company.
The US and China showed no interest in reducing trade tensions as US tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and retaliatory Chinese tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods took effect Monday. Economists warned that a long trade dispute would depress economic growth not only in those two countries but also across the globe.
The two-week free trial period for the $834 million Northwest Corridor Express Lanes in Georgia's Cobb and Cherokee counties has ended. Tolls are a minimum of 10 cents per mile and vary based on demand.
The final section of Interstate 95 has opened in Pennsylvania, and drivers now can travel on the road continuously between Maine and Florida. Construction on the interstate started 62 years ago, but a local dispute kept the final section from being connected to the New Jersey Turnpike.
The French government is considering modifying rules to foster the implementation of congestion pricing in urban centers, per a government source. Legislation allows cities to try out such tolling for three years, but "[n]o city will invest in congestion pricing infrastructure on those terms," the source says.
Siemens Mobility has been conducting pilots of autonomous-vehicle technology on a 4-mile section of streetcar track in Germany. The track is less complex than the open road, and a key ultimate goal of the technology is to reduce train accidents.
United Bridge Partners is a building a privately funded toll bridge to replace the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago, Ind., with a goal of creating a bridge that will last 150 years. Concrete is being placed for bridge's piers, and work is expected to be completed by 2020.
Washington's roads need an estimated $20 billion in maintenance. A per-mile tax and an increased gas tax are among the suggested funding sources for improving the state's roads.
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