Biden’s infrastructure plan: What it could mean for NC roads

Vice President Kamala Harris is coming to North Carolina on Monday to tout the benefits of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal.

But what could the extensive policy mean for the state?

The administration has not released specific projects that could be funded and Congress, as it begins to write the legislation, is unlikely to include that level of specificity, either.

If the proposal becomes law — and it has a long way to go before that happens — states and localities could apply for grants for their own projects, allowing them to prioritize and pitch their own

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Advanced Biofuels Canada applauds new Conservative climate plan

Canada’s national advanced biofuels association supports reliance on proven mechanisms to increase Canada’s investment attractiveness.

The plan smartly looks to proven, cost effective market-based mechanisms such as the BC Low Carbon Fuel Standard as a model for federal action.”

— Ian Thomson, President.

VANCOUVER, CANADA, April 15, 2021 / — Advanced Biofuels Canada released this statement today by its President, Ian Thomson, on the Conservative Party of Canada’s new climate plan: Secure the Environment.

“This is a very welcome update to the Conservative Party plan to meet Canada’s climate change commitments, which largely stays the course in

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Strategic plan sets big goals for Nash County ::

This article was written for our sponsor, Nash County Economic Development.

Like many areas surrounding the Triangle, Nash County has been steadily growing over the years. With that growth — and a convenient location minutes from Raleigh and I-95 — local officials recognized the need for a plan to address new needs and opportunities.

Nash County’s economic development strategic plan was created in tandem with Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner, Economic Leadership, an economic development consultancy. The three-year plan was officially launched last year and outlines short-term and long-term economic goals for the county.

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A New Plan for Tearing Down I-345

Tearing down highways is long and difficult work, particularly in a city with a culture that is so wedded to the automobile. Consider this: it has been five years since the Texas Department of Transportation released the CityMAP study, which analyzed the implications and logistics around tearing down Interstate 345, that little strip of connective concrete that cuts off Deep Ellum from downtown. D Magazine devoted an issue of the magazine to the I-345 removal idea way back in 2014. And can you believe it has been nearly eight years since urban planner Patrick Kennedy proposed the then-radical concept

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Aurora’s Autonomous Car Plan to Catch Up to Waymo: Trucks and Ubers

Illustration: Joseph Melhuish for Bloomberg Businessweek

On Feb. 11, about a month after closing on the acquisition of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, or ATG, the self-driving-car startup Aurora held an all-hands meeting. Like every other company meeting since the pandemic began, it took place via videoconference, and included the simulacra of in-person office interactions. When managers handed out awards, there was no applause from co-workers. Instead, Aurora co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Chris Urmson hit a button that produced canned cheers and clapping. “I am so looking forward to not having that button,” Urmson

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China Drone Giant Shows Its Hand With Plan to Appear at Shanghai Auto Show

SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. said Monday it will take part in the Shanghai auto show for the first time, confirming longstanding speculation that the Chinese drone giant is making a push into the car business.

The Shenzhen-headquartered firm’s automotive arm posted a digital flyer to its WeChat public account stating that it will have a presence at Auto Shanghai 2021, which opens to the public for a week starting April 21.

DJI declined to give further details before an announcement set for Monday. However, the flyer also showed a translucent image of a car with silhouettes of various widgets

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