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9/25/2020

Many leaders are adopting a war-like mentality during the pandemic, but they'll eventually need to mix in resilience and servant leadership styles if they want to succeed in the long term, writes Art Petty. "The leaders who bring the emotional intelligence and mental acuity to adjust and adapt their style on the fly, based on the needs of the people and organization, are people we desperately need," he writes.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
9/25/2020

Maryland drivers without an E-ZPass can pay toll balances online for totals accumulated on or before June 30. The Maryland Transportation Authority will send notices to drivers regarding unpaid transactions for such trips in mid-October.

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Patch
9/25/2020

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority has developed an online game to gather public input on how congestion pricing could reduce traffic. Unclog Fog City will task residents with creating congestion pricing schemes.

9/25/2020

Cavnue has named former SH 130 Concession CEO Tyler Duvall as its new CEO. Cavnue is currently developing an autonomous vehicle corridor along from downtown Detroit to Ann Arbor, Mich., and Duvall previously managed a 41-mile privately operated toll road between Austin, Texas, and San Antonio.

9/25/2020

The Uproad app now allows drivers on Texas toll roads to pay fees without using window transponders. The app works on most toll roads and bridges in the state.

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KPRC-TV (Houston)
9/25/2020

The Indian government may extend coronavirus pandemic relief measures for road operators that are otherwise set to expire at the end of September. The industry has requested a six-month extension of the relief measures, and highway operators have sought compensation for lost toll revenue due to pandemic lockdowns.

9/25/2020

Raising the general sales tax is not the best method for funding infrastructure needs in Arkansas, writes University of Central Arkansas assistant professor Jeremy Horpedahl, who suggests increasing the gas tax, using toll roads and cutting spending to fund roads. Arkansas residents will vote in November on a sales tax increase that would generate $300 million annually.

9/25/2020

The $1.25 fare for using the Cross Island bridge in Hilton Head Island, S.C., will be discontinued on July 1. The toll was dropped from March 20 to June 19 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and town leaders called for the toll to be permanently dropped afterward.

9/25/2020

Streetlight sensors and cameras in San Diego, which provide valuable information to city officials and police, have been turned off while the city develops a new ordinance to govern how the data is used. The 3,200 LED streetlights were installed to help the city gather data on matters related to mobility, public safety and parking.

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Cities Today
9/25/2020

The US Department of Transportation is accepting entries through Oct. 30 in its $5 million competition to develop hardware or software to help people with disabilities use autonomous vehicles. Stage 1 of the Inclusive Design Challenge will give $300,000 to as many as 10 semi-finalists, who will then compete for the remaining money.