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7/13/2018

The operators of the 91 Express Lanes in Orange County, Calif., are implementing a plan to transition from transponders to stickers. Accounts with multiple transponders are likely to save the most money, since fees will be charged per account rather than per transponder.

7/13/2018

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has opened a 30-day public comment period for the next 10 toll gantries it plans to install to collect tolls from semitrucks. The agency hopes to have the gantries in place by the end of 2019.

7/13/2018

The Peach Pass Retail Center in Kennesaw, Ga., is holding an event today, in advance of the planned opening of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes. Drivers with transponders will be able to use the lanes daily.

7/13/2018

Construction on the $545 million Gateway Expressway project in Pinellas County, Fla., is underway. A second project in the county, to add tolled lanes to Interstate 275, is slated to begin later in 2018.

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WFLA-TV (Tampa, Fla.)
7/13/2018

Utah is increasing the cost of using the high-occupancy vehicle lanes on parts of Interstate 15. The Utah Department of Transportation says the increase is designed to help the lanes "function in the way they were meant to be."

7/13/2018

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with a felony for not paying tolling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. He has accumulated $4,944 in tolls and fees.

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Pennsylvania Turnpike
7/13/2018

A retractable roof for Ford Field in Detroit is a possibility if the city wants to bring Major League Soccer to the area, according to Dan Gilbert, who is a potential owner of such an expansion team. Discussions over the costs and feasibility of such an investment are underway.

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The Detroit News
7/13/2018

The residential construction inputs price index has grown 5.4% in 2018 over 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The price of softwood lumber is up 4%, and oriented strand board is up 2.2%.

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Eye On Housing
7/13/2018

Homeownership is 8 points lower for people aged 25 to 34 years old than baby boomers at that age, and 8.4 points lower than Generation X, a report from Urban Institute found. Millennials continue to rent because they like to live in urban areas where home prices are higher and face financial limitations due to student loans.

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Curbed
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Urban Institute
7/13/2018

Many Milwaukee buildings are getting green roofs to reap the benefits of the energy savings they provide. Green roofs are now present on the Milwaukee Public Museum and Milwaukee School of Engineering's Grohmann Museum, while the latter's Viets Field features a soccer field on top of a parking garage.

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WTMJ-TV (Milwaukee)