New Jersey Gas Tax Spikes Because of Coronavirus Impact

Taxes on gasoline and diesel increased by 9.3 cents a gallon on Thursday in a state once known for bargain fuel. The increase came a month after tolls on major roadways also went up.

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London’s Bridges Really Are Falling Down

Three major crossings on the Thames are closed to cars — one of them considered too dangerous even to walk across. Even the landmark Tower Bridge was recently shut for two days.

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Coronavirus ‘Checkpoints’ in NYC to Enforce Travel Rules? Well, Not Exactly

The mayor is sending the sheriff to city bridges and tunnels to try to ward off a second wave of the coronavirus.

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Italy Leaders Hail Genoa’s New Bridge as Sign of Resilience

Less than two years after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge killed 43 people and embarrassed the nation, Italy inaugurated its replacement, and vowed to do better.

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New Genoa Bridge Inauguration Is Bittersweet

Built in less than two years to replace the collapsed Morandi bridge, the new span is already a point of pride for Italy. But residents fear it will not be enough to revive their aging port city.

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Italy Draws a Line Under Genoa Tragedy, Shunting Aside the Benettons

The government has leveraged anger over the collapse of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge to take back control of the nation’s highways. But critics say the deal sends a troubling message to investors.

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China Tries Its Favorite Economic Cure: More Construction

Strong sales at China’s biggest construction equipment maker show Beijing’s strategy for recovery after the virus. But while the company, XCMG, is prospering, the rest of the economy is struggling.

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New York as a Biking City? It Could Happen. And It Should.

A new report proposes 425 miles of interconnected bike lanes across the five boroughs. Another sees new car-free bridges into Manhattan from Queens, Brooklyn and New Jersey.

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Stop Building More Roads

There’s a right way to do infrastructure. Why does America get it wrong?

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A Bridge From Queens to Manhattan, but No Cars Allowed

A group of transportation experts wants to build a new bridge in New York City to accommodate a surge in cycling.

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Brooklyn Bridge, Star of the City: Here’s a Tour

Our critic explores the bridge and the neighborhoods on either side with the architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi.

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Genoa’s New Bridge Nears Completion, Turning Tragedy Into Hope

Nearly two years after 43 people died when a bridge collapsed, its replacement, built in record time, has become a symbol of Italian can-do.

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Texas Oil Port Hit by One-Two Punch: Falling Demand and Overproduction

Corpus Christi has become the largest energy exporter in the United States, but several expansion projects have been delayed or scuttled, threatening jobs and investments.

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11 Numbers That Show How the Coronavirus Has Changed N.Y.C.

Unemployment has skyrocketed, but so has the size of the city’s volunteer pool and the number of people fostering animals. One month into the shutdown, the city is as complex as it ever was.

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More Trouble Ahead for N.J. Commuters

Amtrak’s plan to repair its century-old Hudson River tunnels could mean big delays.

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