A delay in moving utility lines at the Card Sound Bridge between Florida's mainland and the Keys means tolls will continue to be collected by hand through Sept. 1. The bridge will then be toll-free until an electronic tolling system is installed.
Cape May County, N.J., saw a 13% increase in traffic over the July 4th weekend compared with 2016. Also, toll revenue has increased, rising 1.4% between 2015 and 2016, with over 24.7 million vehicles using the Atlantic City Expressway since Jan. 1, said Stephen Dougherty of the South Jersey Transportation Authority.
EastLink tollway in Victoria, Australia, has been awarded a special commendation for its work with driverless vehicles. The commendation from the Australia & New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative is for trials the tollway is conducting regarding connectivity, as well as how the vehicles will perform in traffic.
Verizon Telematics and Globetouch, a connectivity provider, will develop an upgraded network for General Motors' OnStar service that will allow the car manufacturer "to enter [into] a single wireless services agreement and receive wireless services for their vehicles in multiple countries around the world."
Last year, 750,000 new electric cars were sold worldwide, with China accounting for almost half of those sales. This record high has led to increased production of EVs, and by 2040, 33% of cars will be electric, per a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report.
India plans to build 12,427 miles of highways by 2022. This is the first phase of a project in which about 20% of the funding will come from private investment and monetization, with the rest from other sources, including toll collection.
Legislation in the Ukraine could mean that toll road construction would be undertaken by concessionaires. The government is expected to cap the cost of projects and then put them out for bid.
A two-phase, $374 million highway expansion project is set to begin soon in San Antonio, with phase one expected to be completed in 2021. The eight-lane highway expansion will cost $192 million for phase one, while phase two, set to begin in 2019, will cost $182 million and will be finished in 2022.
Toby Gooley writes that supply chain technology could be moving too fast and that it's important to consider the consequences before such rapid advancement continues. Gooley looks at a recent presentation from John Phillips of PepsiCo at the Supply Chain Executive Conference, in which numerous technological advancements were discussed, including in-store robotics, Amazon Go and self-piloting aircraft.
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