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Daily Transportation Update

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FUNDING

$400 Million Funding for Transportation Projects Goes to New Jersey Governor (AP)

Montana House OKs Raising Gas Tax by Eight Cents a Gallon (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

Key Missouri Lawmaker Plans to Introduce Comprehensive Transportation Legislation in January (Missourinet)

Kansas House Panel Evaluating 11-Cent per Gallon Increase in Gas Tax (Topeka Capital-Journal)

Georgia State Senators Aim to Eliminate Transportation Taxes (AP)

Minnesota Transportation Funding Debate Enters Third Verse (South Washington County Bulletin)

STATE DOT NEWS

Louisiana DOTD Secretary: Tax Money Not Diverted from Transportation (Bossier Press-Tribune op-ed)

Iowa State University Engineers Helping Iowa DOT Use Big Data to Improve Decision Making (Iowa State University)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Officials Consider Extending Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Carpool Lane Hours (San Francisco Examiner)

Virginia Governor Announces Effort to Hinder Vehicle Registration Holds for Tunnel Toll Debtors (Virginian-Pilot)

Florida Bill Would Eliminate Toll Lanes on Free Interstates (WUSF Radio)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Lawmakers Want Infrastructure Funded by Offshore Tax Reform (The Hill)

New Hampshire Senate OKs Funding for Infrastructure, Drug Interdiction Work (New Hampshire Public Radio)

SAFETY

South Carolina House, Senate Bills Boost SCDOT Worker Safety (Aiken Standard)

FREIGHT

January 2017 North American Freight Numbers (Bureau of Transportation Statistics)

Association of American Railroads Cites Technology, Investment for Freight-Rail Safety Gains (Progressive Railroading)

PASSENGER RAIL

Judge Allows California High-Speed Rail Funding to Continue (AP)

Amtrak to Expand Weekend Service Between Boston and New York (Boston Globe)

TRANSIT

Virginia Governor Commits to Fund Independent Review of DC Metro (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Chinese Firm to Build Cars for Los Angeles Metro Subway, Rail Lines (CBS Los Angeles)

$225 Million More Needed to Build Light Rail Across I-90 Bridge in Washington State (Seattle Times)

MBTA Commuter Rail to New Bedford, Fall River Slated to Arrive by 2024 (MassLive)

AVIATION

FAA’s and Industry’s Cost Estimates for Airport Development (GAO)

FAA Has Made Continued Progress in Improving Its Processes for US Aviation Products (GAO)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Massachusetts Opposes Removal of Train Tracks for Bike Path Extension (Bourne Enterprise)

Methods and Technologies for Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection: Phase 2 (NCHRP)

TECHNOLOGY

Nevada Senate Proposes More Regulations for Ride-Hailing (USA Today)

North Dakota Senate Committee Steers Toward Study of Autonomous Vehicles (The Biskmarck Tribune)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Web Seminar: Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Program Plan Development Roundtable - April 27 (FHWA)

Transportation Secretary Chao Uses Past to Connect with Outsider President (USA Today)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

PROPOSED RULES

Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones: Sail Boston 2017; Port of Boston, MA

15014-15019 [2017-05748]

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RULES

Drawbridge Operations: Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA

14995 [2017-05822]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Aeronautical Properties; Disposals: Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Disposal of 41.63 Acres of Airport Land at Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, CT

15094-15095 [2017-05888]

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Petitions for Exemption; Summaries: Skyyfish

15095 [2017-05878]

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Petitions for Exemption; Summaries: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

15095-15096 [2017-05885]

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Petitions for Exemption; Summaries: Joby Aviation LLC

15096 [2017-05887]

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Petitions for Exemption; Summaries: Logistic Gliders

15096-15097 [2017-05879]

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Petitions for Exemption; Summaries: Mahdad Emadipour

15097 [2017-05883]

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Petitions for Exemption; Summaries: Hood Tech Corp Mechanical Inc.

5097-15098 [2017-05884]

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Petitions for Exemption; Summaries: NaturChem Inc.

15098 [2017-05886]

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Federal Agency Actions: Interstate 64 Peninsula Study in Virginia

15098-15099 [2017-05628]

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FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Reinstatement of an Information Collection: Financial Responsibility-Motor Carriers, Freight Forwarders, and Brokers

15099-15100 [2017-05863]

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FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Meetings: Northeast Corridor Safety Committee; Notice of Meeting

15100 [2017-05871]

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US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Extension of an Approved Information Collection: Transportation Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program

15101 [2017-05828]

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