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2/21/2018

TransCore has awarded Q-Free Open Roads a contract to supply license plate recognition equipment for toll road projects in North Carolina. The toll roads, the Monroe Expressway and US-74 Express Lanes, are expected to open later this year.

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2/21/2018

The 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge was launched at a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Cities and government agencies have until April 25 to submit a connected letter of intent for an infrastructure proposal, and strategy Venture Smarter will provide free consultations to the first 25 applicants.

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2/21/2018

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will have a hearing March 7 about funding the infrastructure bill. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., who chairs the committee, supports a gas tax increase, but many Republicans oppose it.

2/21/2018

An amnesty program for people who have outstanding tolls on roads operated by the New York State Thruway Authority will last until Feb. 26. The program is for people with toll violations issued between April 24, 2016 and Jan. 31, 2018.

2/21/2018

A report by the conservative group Freedom Partners says a 25-cent increase in the gas tax would cost drivers $103.39 a year in Washington, D.C., and $390.62 in Mississippi. President Donald Trump might support a gas tax increase as part of his infrastructure bill, but many conservative groups like Freedom Partners oppose the idea.

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2/21/2018

Learn about the I-77 express lanes, North Carolina's first-ever P3 and managed lanes project and visit Charlotte's Motor Speedway. There you'll see the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage area and take a ride through two infield race tracks. Vroommm! Register today for the Summit and the technical tour before the tour fills up.

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2/21/2018

Improving your personal credit score is one of the biggest challenges for small-business owners when trying to raise capital, writes columnist Dan Blacharski. Check and correct any errors on your credit report, catch up on any late or overdue bills and ensure your credit utilization rate is as low as possible.

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2/21/2018

Construction officials in Nevada are working to overcome the perception that construction is not a viable career path, and groups are engaging younger people about the industry. "What it comes down to is many people think construction is not a sexy field to get into," said Lance Semenko, president of the Nevada Chapter Associated General Contractors.

2/20/2018

Shipper costs per mile are up 4%, while transit times are increasing for routes of 450 to 550 miles, according to Zipline Logistics. The company's analysis shows a 16.2% increase in transit days after the electronic logging device mandate went into effect.

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2/20/2018

The use of analytics is a critical component to allowing UPS to continue to compete with Amazon. Not only will the company's EDGE data projects help it to save as much as $300 million a year upon full deployment, but it is also helping to minimize mistakes, improve performance and determine when trucks should be washed, reports Elizabeth Woyke.

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