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12/9/2019

Walmart is leveraging the popularity of buy online, pick up in store, providing the convenience of online ordering while eliminating the wait time and cost associated with shipping. The retailer also offers free pickup at any FedEx Office location, mobile check-in to have orders ready when a customer arrives and, at many locations, grocery pickup and loading.

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation should use I-93 north of Boston, aka the Northern Expressway, as a test site for time-of-day pricing to reduce congestion, according to Conrad Crawford and Jim Stergios. Of the nation's 10 largest metropolitan areas, Boston is the only one that has not implemented dynamic pricing.

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Truck drivers could net Connecticut $187 million in annual revenue by paying between $1.25 and $19.20 for tolls on a dozen bridges, according to Gov. Ned Lamont's trucks-only tolls plan. Lamont released the plan after a federal judge ruled that a trucks-only lawsuit brought by the trucking industry against Rhode Island can proceed.

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The tollway exit at the I-90 and Route 23 interchange in McHenry County, Ill., will be operational this month, and it's the county's first entrance onto the interstate. Wet weather pushed the original target date opening back from October.

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Opposition to three new proposed toll roads approved by Florida lawmakers continues to mount. Criticisms from small business owners, environmentalists and local officials include the fact that legislators were not transparent concerning the process and did not execute a state analysis before approving the proposal.

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Seventeen months after opening, questions have emerged about whether the 31.9-mile Kampala-Entebbe Expressway in Uganda will generate enough traffic to repay the China-based loan for its construction. Tolling is expected to begin in June on the country's first toll road.

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New York City's Connected Vehicle Pilot project is proving to be the model that other major international cities should emulate, according to an industry professional. The project includes more than 3,000 vehicles using connected technology in Manhattan and Brooklyn to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries.

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Tolls and high-occupancy toll lanes are ways to generate more revenue to develop transportation infrastructure in the Canadian province of Ontario, according to Trent University professor emeritus Harry Kitchen. Provincial gas tax revenues are expected to decline due to a projected increase in electric car use, so other funding alternatives are needed.

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Five trucks from Commodity Haulers Express in Rhode Island were seized by Maine state troopers for the company's failure to pay approximately $75,000 in Maine Turnpike tolls over a three-year period.

12/9/2019

A future in which vehicle maintenance needs -- even emergency ones -- are automatically transmitted to auto repair shops is possible, writes Joanne Lee Molinaro. She explains how artificial intelligence and secure blockchain technologies could make the repair and insurance claim process seamless for vehicle owners.

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