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Elon Musk: Dig tunnels as solution for Miami's traffic jams

Jan. 20, 2021 2:56 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As a solution to Miami’s notoriously congested traffic, Tesla Inc. founder Elon Musk is proposing to dig tunnels with The Boring Company, one of his many business ventures. Experts say the idea would be costly and is fraught with engineering obstacles, but it’s not...

FILE - In this April 17, 2014, file photo, backhoes excavate in a hole reserved for a rail tunnel, left, during the early days of construction at the Hudson Yards redevelopment site on Manhattan's west side in New York. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, one of the most ardent supporters of a multibillion-dollar plan to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, has wasted no time in laying groundwork with the incoming Biden administration. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Schumer optimistic about rail tunnel after Buttigieg meeting

Dec. 31, 2020 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, one of the most ardent supporters of a multibillion-dollar plan to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, has wasted no time in laying groundwork with the incoming Biden administration. The New York Democrat said he is encouraged the long-stalled...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, file photo, Patrick Foye, Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, hands out face masks on a New York City subway. For the New York area’s public transit providers, 2020 was a year of existential challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. Ridership and revenues cratered, more than 100 transit employees lost their lives and gaping budget holes could remain problematic for years. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

New year brings optimism for NY-area mass transit systems

Dec. 29, 2020 8:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For the New York area’s public transit providers, 2020 was a year of existential challenges as the coronavirus pandemic caused ridership and revenues to crater, took the lives of more than 100 transit employees and created gaping budget holes whose effects may not be fully felt for...

Kentucky installing energy-saving lighting along roadways

Dec. 29, 2020 1:00 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has launched a statewide project to replace thousands of roadway lighting fixtures with energy saving LED lights. The upgrades will reduce energy consumption of roadway lighting systems by more than 50% and save more than $2.8 million a year in utility and maintenance costs,...