New York state lawmakers are having difficulty agreeing on a plan to add congestion tolling in Manhattan. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last year that congestion pricing was "an idea whose time has come."
The Illinois Tollway wants to expand to six lanes in each direction from Rosemont to Hickory Hills, but residents and a state senator expressed opposition to the project Thursday. The agency says a larger project is needed to reduce bottlenecks.
An agreement has been reached on a plan to fill the last funding gap for one of the largest transit projects in Canadian history. Included in Phase 2 of the multibillion-dollar, 10-year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation are a light rail system; subway, train and station upgrades; expanded bus service; and improvements to bike, pedestrian and road systems.
The Live Roads mapping platform is offering a new navigation app with high-definition maps and lane-level navigation. The app also includes a points system enabling users to earn free premium services by reporting problems on the road and soliciting additional users.
US cities are trying to head off the problems associated with dockless bike-sharing systems in other countries by enacting more stringent regulations. Many major US cities have addressed the problem of bikes blocking sidewalks by capping the number of bike-sharing systems in operation and the number of bikes they can make available.
Autonomous-vehicle and technology companies are engaged in a battle with consumer and safety advocates over a Senate bill that would allow self-driving cars on public roads without typical controls. The bill would scale back federal regulations and speed up the process to use autonomous vehicles on the road.
The top 25 truckload operators in the US saw revenue rise 5.4% in 2017 to almost $28 billion, according to a report from SJ Consulting Group. Less-than-truckload carriers in particular saw revenue increase due to higher rates and higher production and freight volumes.
A group of 45 trade associations is petitioning the Trump administration to stop planned tariffs on China, as the tariffs "would trigger a chain reaction of negative consequences for the US economy, provoking retaliation; stifling U.S. agriculture, goods and services exports; and raising costs for businesses and consumers." The letter encourages Trump to work with the business community and economic experts to develop solutions for China's protectionist practices.
General Motors plans to invest $100 million to produce its Cruise self-driving car in Michigan. No steering wheel or pedals are anticipated to be in the vehicle's design.
Successful CEOs believe a vision should be rooted in an organization's principles but accommodate changes in the company and its markets, write Stanislav Shekshnia, Kirill Kravchenko and Elin Williams. CEOs should take every opportunity to express this vision and use it as a benchmark for rewarding employees and making decisions.