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What could these sums have reference to? The cost of a vintage car, the auction cost of one the Beatles’ original guitars, the cost of one of the rarer gems most recently on the finger of one of our loveliest starlets whose heart has now moved on? READ ARTICLE
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Ohio’s top transportation official spoke with the Enquirer editorial board Monday afternoon following a visit to several Cincinnati area projects. READ ARTICLE
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On an abandoned Chicago railway line cutting between the treetops, bike commuters zip by walkers and joggers, all traversing a ribbon of concrete undulating through a lush landscape where clattering freight cars once ferried everything from coal to furniture. READ ARTICLE
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Love that ‘reborn’ in the headline! It’s pleasing as can be to come across an article highlighting the advantages of a major transportation improvement while knowing that we here at TranSystems were central to its success. READ COMMENTARY
The great oil-price plunge has been a boon for U.S. airlines, and now it’s starting to trickle down to consumers. READ ARTICLE
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Lower oil prices are tracking through the airline industry. READ COMMENTARY
The operator of Canada’s largest crude oil refinery, Irving Oil Ltd., said it has stopped importing Bakken Shale oil from the U.S. in favor of cheaper crudes from such producers as Saudi Arabia, reflecting a shift in crude costs affecting East Coast refiners during a global slump in oil prices. READ ARTICLE
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When you think about a topic all the time, professionally, it’s best to keep in mind that hardly anyone else is doing the same, they’re thinking about what they’re being paid to think about. READ COMMENTARY
Deep on the southeastern side of Lake Nicaragua, along a bumpy dirt road that climbs gently through lush-green forest, sits the tiny town of El Tule. READ ARTICLE
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There is a small industry that has sprung up intent on determining whether there is or is not a massive China investment in a canal across Nicaragua. It is harder to determine than you might think. READ COMMENTARY
Roving construction crews — the kind you see blacktopping a road, painting lines, inspecting a bridge or installing a traffic signal — are often protected from oncoming traffic by a specialized truck outfitted with a crash barrier. READ ARTICLE
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The TranSystems team has won the American Council of Engineering Companies' (ACEC) Grand Conceptor Award for their work on the Wacker Drive and Congress Parkway Reconstruction project for the City of Chicago. READ ARTICLE
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Did the Dow Theory just say “sell”? In the wake of Thursday’s big sell-off, several stock strategists are saying the age-old technical indicator is flashing red. READ ARTICLE
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Though we are in the business (among others) of anticipating freight demand, the article goes a little further than we would. READ COMMENTARY
There are many utilitarian decisions made as regards the shipment of freight. READ ARTICLE
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As the nation continues to emerge from the Great Recession, state and local governments remain focused on economic development and job creation. READ ARTICLE
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You may be in the business of assessing and forecasting warehouse space with nary a slip over the years, and still get blindsided by commercial or social changes that affect commercial properties. READ ARTICLE
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Different sectors met Thursday morning to hear the state of freight in the region, particularly Southwest Illinois, and officially learned the St. Louis Regional Freight District formed six weeks ago. READ ARTICLE
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Terminal operators at the Port of Oakland plan to start charging cargo owners to move containers during peak times in an attempt to alleviate congestion. READ ARTICLE
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A lengthy labour dispute at U.S. West Coast ports was resolved months ago, but its effects are still being felt at Port Metro Vancouver, which is predicting a permanent increase in cargo as a result of the strife. READ ARTICLE
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The Port of Virginia is partnering with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems to review operations and identify opportunities for greater efficiency, state Del. Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, announced Thursday. READ ARTICLE
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The U.S. Departments of Transportation, Education, and Labor kicked off the week with some good news today, releasing a joint report, “Strengthening Skills Training and Career Pathways across the Transportation Industry.” READ ARTICLE
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Retailers of all sizes have been grappling with how to handle e-commerce fulfillment. READ ARTICLE
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Kansas City is a new destination for barge traffic again. For the first time since 2007, barges are docked and unloading cargo at the downtown terminal. READ ARTICLE
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Major container-shipping lines are slashing sailings on the world’s busiest shipping route between Asia and Europe as lower growth in China and a sluggish eurozone economy hurt container volumes. READ ARTICLE
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The South Carolina Ports Authority is expecting a record year on the docks in the Charleston area. Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome says that the booming automotive industry and the growing regional economy are among the reasons this fiscal year should be the best ever. READ ARTICLE
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The Indiana Railroad welcomed state and federal lawmakers Thursday to a ribbon cutting for the organization’s newly opened White River Bridge READ ARTICLE
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While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around. Nearly one-third of the states have approved measures this year that could collectively raise billions of dollars through higher fuel taxes, vehicle fees and bonds to repair old bridges and roads and relieve traffic congestion, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. READ ARTICLE
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States, including Texas, are testing alert and detection systems to try to prevent the crashes and deaths caused by wrong-way drivers. READ ARTICLE
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The fine people who performed this study did it, presumably, as a kind of pre-emptive strike against the notion that bonds in the muni market could still thrive in an environment where their Federal and sometimes state tax exemptions are reduced to zero. READ ARTICLE
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It is called the law of unintended consequences for a reason. Each and every time a change is introduced to a system that is already in place there will be a cascade of reactions that nobody thought through completely and often times these changes create a whole new set of problems and issues to be worked through. READ ARTICLE
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Most industries have a go-to publication; for engineering consulting, design, architecture, and construction it’s the Engineering News Record. READ ARTICLE
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Buyers of luxury condos have a new place to park their cash: in their parking spots. In cities like San Francisco, New York and Boston, parking prices have reached an all-time high. READ ARTICLE
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Even 19th-century prisoners got bread and water. These days, many airport travelers would envy them – water is the price of gold once you clear the security line, and the bread is mostly soggy sandwiches wrapped in plastic. READ ARTICLE
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The truckload and less-than-truckload sectors in the United States are seeing much different conditions. READ ARTICLE
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The head of the state’s transportation department conceded Wednesday that there’s little chance his agency can build enough new highway lanes to meet the mobility demands of Texas’ continuing population boom. READ ARTICLE
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New estimates released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 1.54 trillion miles in the first half of 2015, beating the previous record – 1.5 trillion, set in June 2007. READ ARTICLE
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Uber has fundamentally changed the taxi industry. But its biggest disruption may be yet to come. READ ARTICLE
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