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Construction of $1.5bn Lagos-Ibadan rail line in Nigeria to begin next month

The Nigerian Federal Government is reportedly set to begin the construction of a 156.65km standard gauge rail line from Lagos to Ibadan by next month.

Tatem to Lead Construction Services in Central Region of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Edwin E. Tatem has been named construction services manager, transportation & infrastructure, for the central region at WSP.

Axiomtek Introduces 12.1in IP66 / IP69K Stainless Steel Panel PC with Intel® Core™ U-series Processor – GOT812L(H)-880

Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high-performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, is pleased to introduce the GOT812L(H)-880, a fanless 12.1in stainless steel touch panel computer ide…

Bombardier delivers first Innovia APM 300 to Shanghai Shentong

Bombardier Transportation has delivered the first driverless Innovia automated people mover (APM) 300 vehicle to Shanghai Shentong Metro Group in China.

Carillion to electrify Shotts line for Holytown-Midcalder Junctions

Carillion Powerlines has won a £49m contract to deliver the electrification of UK Network Rail’s Shotts line between Holytown and Midcalder Junctions in Scotland.

Effing Graffiti

I want to rant a bit about graffiti. I saw two posts this weekend of vandalism that just made me mad: VIA Rail's Canadian and the Toys for Tots train. VIA's Canadian It's common to see freight cars with graffiti on them. I should say it's uncommon to see cars without graffiti. Show More Summary

Bali getting more expensive by the day for Virgin’s threatened Tiger

As the agony over Bali flights drags on maybe naming an airline after an animal routinely hunted into extinction was a bad idea The post Bali getting more expensive by the day for Virgin’s threatened Tiger appeared first on Plane Talking.

Garden State Motorists Face Two More Years of Summer Construction Projects reports, “It can be a ‘delicate balancing act’ for transportation officials trying to handle Jersey Shore drivers – how to accommodate them on the Garden State Parkway in both the short run and the long run.... And for atShow More Summary

Indiana Has Several Options for Expanding Highway Tolling

The Journal-Gazette reports that a tolling expansion is “so far flying under the radar,” despite the fact that influential Indiana lawmakers are openly endorsing it as a method of closing the highway funding gap created by declining gas tax revenues. Show More Summary

2nd Law of Thermodynamics prevents decoupling

Why economics is just a physics problem: "Stepping back to see the world economy as a simple physical object, one where people are only part of a larger whole, would be a stretch for a traditional economist hung up on the idea that wealth must be restricted to physical capital. Show More Summary

Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority Forecasts No Traffic Growth in 2017, Readies to Re-Bid Painting Contract

Sault Star reports, “International Bridge traffic volume isn’t expected to be much different in the new year than it was in 2016. Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority is anticipating 1.43 million crossings between the Twin Saults in 2017. Show More Summary

TxDOT Says It Was Unaware of Lawsuit against Firm Chosen to Provide Feasibility Study of Proposed I-35 Toll Lanes

Austin American-Statesman reports, “The company hired by the Texas Department of Transportation to study the viability of toll lanes on Interstate 35 is battling allegations that it used inflated traffic projections for toll road assets...Show More Summary

Arkansas HOT Lane Study Expected to Kick Off in Late 2017, in a report on central-state highway improvements, quotes a regional planning official as saying he expects the planned “high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) toll-lane study” to begin “sometime in the latter part of thisShow More Summary

Indiana Bill Aimed at Toll Avoiders Would Penalize Licence Plate Concealment

WDRB reports, “Drivers could pay a premium for trying to avoid paying tolls under a new bill in the Indiana House. ‘This bill is intended to help insure that no one is getting away without paying their fair share,’” a co-author of House Bill 1269 tells the station. Show More Summary

PANYNJ Looks to NJ Motor Vehicle Commission for Toll Enforcement Cooperation reports that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey “will ask New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission to suspend the registration privilege of chronic toll violators, similar to what is now done [in cooperation with] NewShow More Summary

Ocean County Seeks Representation on NJ Turnpike Authority Board

Asbury Park Press notes, “New Jersey’s toll roads run the entire length of the state.... But when it comes to representation? The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is north-heavy, with all seven [currently sitting] commissioners residing...Show More Summary

NJ Police Charge Trucking Company Owner with Theft of $1 Million in Tolls and Fees

The Record reports that a 34-year-old trucking company owner “was arrested Thursday [January 12] for the theft of over $1 million in unpaid toll and administrative fees. A two-month investigation conducted by New Jersey State Police’s Criminal Investigations Office found that [the man]... Show More Summary

RiverLink’s Supply of “Local Transponders” Runs Dry

WDRB reports, “RiverLink... has run out of local transponders, according to social media. The news came in a tweet from [RiverLink’s] Twitter page Friday afternoon [January 13].” A new supply is on order, but Ohio River Bridges customers...Show More Summary

I-4 Ultimate Project Recognized for Sustainability Accomplishments

The Institute for Sustainable Architecture (ISI)  announced that I-4 Mobility Partners has earned “the prestigious Envision Platinum recognition from [ISI] for its sustainability efforts of environmental, social and economic impact on the community” and for the 21-mile I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project in central Florida. Show More Summary

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