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North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Jim Trogdon is expected to release details on the state's plan for a segment of Interstate 77 in Charlotte, N.C., today. One of the lanes in each direction might be made free rather than tolled, a plan supported by 10 of 12 advisory group members in May.
The expanded use of autonomous vehicles depends on their operating environment, not just their technology, write Nick Oliver, Kristina Potocnik and Thomas Calvard. "[T]he key question we should be asking is not when will self-driving cars be ready for the roads, but rather which roads will be ready for self-driving cars," they write.
Scooter providers Bird and Lime have organized a protest of a Santa Monica, Calif., decision to cap the number of companies that operate e-scooters to two. The companies temporarily shut down use of the dockless vehicles in protest after learning that ride-hailing companies Lyft and Uber, which do not offer scooters, had submitted the top bids for a pilot program.
The Planning Commission in Elko, Nev., plans to hold a public workshop on proposed updates to the city's subdivision code that should help clarify performance bond requirements. City officials say inconsistent enforcement of city codes has led to confusion among developers about performance guarantees.
The Shreveport, La., City Council has given preliminary approval for a $240 million development, led by Philadelphia-based Chariot Companies, that would transform a former country club and golf course into a hotel, residences, medical offices and recreational areas. The project is expected to create 1,120 construction jobs, and work is expected to begin in 2019.
Memphis, Tenn., may soon see the renovation of a historical building into a high-end apartments and the construction of a 26-story convention center hotel. One of the biggest projects in the downtown area in years, the project, which is still in the planning stages, could be finished by 2023.
Albany International Airport in New York is getting a $92 million face-lift, with $72 million expected to come from state grants. Work on the terminal renovation, a parking garage and road reconfiguration will start next month and conclude by November 2020,
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