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Infrastructure in the News 07.08.2016

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The Hill: Federal safety agency investigating another autopilot crash
http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/286895-report-federal-safety-agency-investigating-another-crash-involving
A federal safety agency has opened a second investigation into a crash involving a Tesla Motors car that was equipped with autopilot technology, The New York Times reported.

Infrastructure in the News 07.07.2016

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Wall Street Journal: What Happened When Gasoline Prices Plunged? We Bought More Gas

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/07/07/what-happened-when-gasoline-prices-plunged-we-bought-more-gas/

Infrastructure in the News 7.6.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

The New York Times (AP): Computers, Not Humans to Scan Carry-On Bags in TSA Test

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/07/05/us/ap-us-speeding-up-airport-screening.html

Federal officials said Tuesday that they are expanding tests to speed up airport lines and improve security.

Bloomberg BNA: Clinton Likes Ike as Model for Infrastructure Plan

Infrastructure in the News 7.5.16

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NATIONAL NEWS

The New York Times: How Anti-Growth Sentiment, Reflected in Zoning Laws, Thwarts Equality

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/04/business/how-anti-growth-sentiment-reflected-in-zoning-laws-thwarts-equality.html?_r=0

Infrastructure in the News 7.1.16

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NATIONAL NEWS

The Washington Post: Tesla driver using autopilot killed in crash

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/06/30/tesla-owner-killed-in-fatal-crash-while-car-was-on-autopilot/

A Tesla driver was killed in a collision in Florida with a tractor trailer while the vehicle was in "Autopilot" mode, the car maker announced Thursday.

Infrastructure in the News 6.30.16

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NATIONAL NEWS

Politico: LaHood: Stick with final 54.5 mpg standards

https://www.politicopro.com/energy/whiteboard/2016/06/lahood-stick-with-final-545-mpg-standards-074062

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is optimistic that auto manufacturers can meet the Obama administration's goal of lifting the nation's fuel economy standard to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

Infrastructure in the News 6.28.16

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NATIONAL NEWS

New York Times: Airport Security Fix: Better Training _ for Humans and Dogs

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/06/28/us/ap-us-airport-security-job-training.html?_r=1

Infrastructure in the News 6.24.16

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NATIONAL NEWS

The Atlantic: Will Robocars Kick Humans Off City Streets?

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/06/robocars-only/488129/

Infrastructure in the News 6.23.16

News Roundup

NATIONAL NEWS

The New York Times: The New Panama Canal: A Risky Bet

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/22/world/americas/panama-canal.html?_r=0

After an intense two-year competition, a consortium led by a Spanish company in severe financial distress learned that its rock-bottom bid of $3.1 billion had won the worldwide competition to build a new set of locks for the historic Panama Canal.

Infrastructure in the News 6.22.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

The Wall Street Journal: As Expanded Panama Canal Prepares to Open, New York Isn’t Ready

http://www.wsj.com/articles/as-expanded-panama-canal-prepares-to-open-new-york-isnt-ready-1466587807