A three-year Ohio study scheduled to begin July 1 will use drones to collect traffic data. James Barna of DriveOhio said, "This project will help us explore the intersection between autonomous and connected vehicles on land and in the air."
The Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity was created to educate the public and political leaders about the safety and benefits of autonomous vehicles. The coalition says it differs from other groups in that it focuses on the effects society will experience as autonomous cars become more prevalent.
The Prince Albert City Council in Saskatchewan Province instructed city administration to submit a study of options for tolling at the Diefenbaker Bridge -- that was originally due in August 2017 -- by Sept. 18, refusing to approve a delay until 2019. Staff responsible for preparing the report cited the need to consult multiple sources and evaluate traffic, infrastructure and staffing as reasons for its tardiness.
Pete Ruane, president and CEO of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, said he is retiring in October. William Toohey Jr. will serve as acting CEO after Ruane retires until the search that is underway is completed and the new CEO transitions into the role.
The planned $3.6 billion Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion in Virginia was discussed at a public meeting Tuesday. The project may include a high-occupancy toll lane.
A toll increase that was scheduled to become effective today on the Jakarta Outer Ring Road in Indonesia is being delayed so road users can be more well-informed, said the Public Works and Housing Ministry. The government is going to eliminate toll gates at five locations to reduce congestion.
The Pender County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina wants the state to take control of Cedar Avenue, a private road that is often used as a shortcut to the beach. The neighborhood association added tolls to the private road last month, hoping to convince the North Carolina Department of Transportation to assume control of it.
An audit report on the Interstate 77 express lanes project by North Carolina Auditor Beth Wood concluded the project "was conducted as it should have been." The audit estimates the state's maximum liability to be $231 million if the contractor, Cintra, defaults.
Recommendations the Vancouver, Wash., city council received from the Oregon Transportation Commission regarding tolling sections of Interstates 5 and 205 strayed partly from the council's expectations. Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle said the final proposal has to include mitigation options such as traffic diversion from a bistate perspective.
Mobike will incorporate the mapping navigation application Citymapper in cities where both operate. Mobike has bikes on demand in 200 cities and 15 countries, and Citymapper's app is centered on urban and transportation mapping and navigation in 39 cities.
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