Indiana Finance Authority OKs new Toll Road deal, rate hike

The board of the Indiana Finance Authority unanimously approved a new deal Thursday with the vendor operating the Indiana Toll Road, allowing 35 percent fee increases for large trucks as part of Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s plan to pump an additional $1 billion into infrastructure projects around the state.

New Cline Avenue bridge construction in Chicago continues; opening expected in January 2020

The new Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago will be as tall as the previous one, and also built of concrete. But the new one will be unlike the previous Cline Avenue Bridge — shut down in 2009, less than 25 years after it was built — in an important way, its builder says…

Importance of proper safety restraints for kids highlighted

Every day in America, millions of parents and caregivers travel with children in their vehicles. While some children are buckled in properly in the correct car seats for their ages and sizes — most are not, if they are buckled up at all. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two out of three car seats are misused. To help bring awareness to this issue, NHTSA and AAA Kansas are reminding parents of the importance of properly restraining their most precious cargo, during Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 23-29…

Why Cars Aren’t the Real Stars of the Autonomous Revolution

Driverless car startups are booming these days, many with rock-star valuations. Automakers also now talk about rolling out autonomous taxi services by 2019, but here’s a quick reality check: By some estimates, we’re still 15 years away from truly autonomous vehicles being available to the general public, once you consider the complications of regulation, insurance and the critical last-mile challenges of human safety…

I-95 named second-best launchpad for autonomous trucking in US

INRIX, a global software firm, ranked I-95 as the second most promising starting point for autonomous trucking in the United States based on congestion, traffic incidents, freight volumes and more in a study published this week…