Transportation
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9/24/2018

Third-party logistics providers now hold 33 of the 100 largest warehouse leases in the US, according to CBRE, marking the first time this sector has dominated warehouses that are 417,000 to 2 million square feet. E-commerce companies hold 23 leases for warehouses in this class.

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Supply Chain Dive
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9/24/2018

In an effort to move beyond just being known as an ocean freight carrier service, Moller-Maersk says it will link its Damco supply chain services and liner shipping service into one product. It will also rebrand its three regional carriers, Sealand, MCC Transport and Seago Line, as SeaLand -- A Maersk Company.

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9/24/2018

The two-week free trial period for the $834 million Northwest Corridor Express Lanes in Georgia's Cobb and Cherokee counties has ended. Tolls are a minimum of 10 cents per mile and vary based on demand.

9/24/2018

The final section of Interstate 95 has opened in Pennsylvania, and drivers now can travel on the road continuously between Maine and Florida. Construction on the interstate started 62 years ago, but a local dispute kept the final section from being connected to the New Jersey Turnpike.

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9/24/2018

The French government is considering modifying rules to foster the implementation of congestion pricing in urban centers, per a government source. Legislation allows cities to try out such tolling for three years, but "[n]o city will invest in congestion pricing infrastructure on those terms," the source says.

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9/24/2018

Siemens Mobility has been conducting pilots of autonomous-vehicle technology on a 4-mile section of streetcar track in Germany. The track is less complex than the open road, and a key ultimate goal of the technology is to reduce train accidents.

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9/24/2018

United Bridge Partners is a building a privately funded toll bridge to replace the Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago, Ind., with a goal of creating a bridge that will last 150 years. Concrete is being placed for bridge's piers, and work is expected to be completed by 2020.

9/24/2018

Washington's roads need an estimated $20 billion in maintenance. A per-mile tax and an increased gas tax are among the suggested funding sources for improving the state's roads.

9/24/2018

Transportation researcher Robert Poole contends that highways should be treated as "network utilities," as he notes that other crucial utilities in the US are handled by private companies. Poole says enough private capital is available to fund a major infrastructure initiative in the US and that investment funds "have raised over $450 billion in equity to invest worldwide in revenue-producing infrastructure."

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Robert Poole
9/24/2018

Lawmakers in Oregon and Washington are expressing interest in renewing talks about the replacement of the Interstate 5 bridge between the two states. The discussions stalled in 2013.

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