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2/23/2018

KFC is trying to connect with charities to minimize the amount of chicken it must waste as a result of recent store closures in the UK, but some charities were not willing to immediately accept the product because of food safety concerns. Meanwhile, KFC is working with DHL and Quick Service Logistics to determine why the shortage that led to the closures occurred in the first place.

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2/23/2018

The early expansion of London's subway system led to the modern architectural design of suburban buildings, according to the Modernism in Metro-Land blog. The blog charts how architecture in sections of London can be traced to their early transit connections.

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CityLab
2/23/2018

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has released plans for a new $4 billion project to incrementally widen Interstate 95, a congested road that costs drivers 54 million hours in delays each year. The project does not currently include tolls, but Malloy indicated that the lanes could eventually involve tolls at peak times or on express lanes.

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Gov. Dannel Malloy
2/23/2018

The Illinois Tollway has selected Elizabeth "Liz" Gorman, a former Cook County commissioner, as its latest executive director. Gorman replaces Greg Bedalov, who resigned to take a position at the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.

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Greg Bedalov
2/23/2018

The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting two studies to expand evacuation options during natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma, which turned Interstate 75 into a parking lot. One study is looking at expanding I-75, and the Florida Turnpike Enterprise is exploring the possibility of expanding the Suncoast Parkway.

2/23/2018

New tolled express lanes will open on Interstate 75 between Interstate 595 and south of Miami Gardens Drive in Broward County, Fla., in March. The lanes will have dynamic pricing.

2/23/2018

The Colorado Department of Transportation is considering adding 18 miles of toll lanes between Castle Rock and Monument along Interstate 25, an overcrowded and dangerous stretch of road. The agency recently conducted a telephone town hall to gather community feedback on the project.

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KDVR-TV (Denver)
2/23/2018

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has selected WSP USA for a connected vehicle infrastructure pilot project. The project involves adding connected infrastructure technology to 9 miles of Trunk Highway 55 to broadcast signal, phase and timing information directly to vehicles.

2/23/2018

A project to add tolled lanes to a road in Denton County, Texas, as well as two other projects, could be delayed so the 10.8-mile LBJ East interstate can be built. That has upset local political leaders, who say their communities should not suffer just so the LBJ East project can go ahead.

2/23/2018

The National Highways Authority of India is auctioning off 1,056 miles of completed roads to toll operators to raise money to expand and build other roads. Macquarie, Brookfield, ROADIS-NIIF and IRB have submitted bids.

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The Times of India