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FUNDING

Tolls No Answer for Infrastructure: Industry Groups (Bloomberg BNA)

New Mexico Legislature Approves Gas Tax Hike (KUNM Radio)

Wisconsin Governor on Transportation Budget: ‘Get It Done’ (WBAY-TV)

Connecticut Senate Votes to Prohibit ‘Mileage’ Tax (Connecticut Post)

California Lawmakers Scrap Effort to Make It Easier to Pass Local Transportation Taxes (Los Angeles Times)

Louisiana Lawmaker Delays Vote on Gas Tax Hike (AP)

STATE DOT NEWS

Hawaii DOT Uses Goats to Manage Invasive Weeds in Pilot Program (KHON-TV)

Pennsylvania Governor Announces More Than 90 PennDOT Projects in Northwest Region this Year (WJET-TV)

Who’s Behind the Humor of the Witty Signs Along Missouri Highways? (KMOV-TV)

Michigan DOT, GM Collaboration Means Smarter, Safer Traffic Signals in Macomb County (MDOT)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Support Dropped for Controversial 710 Freeway Tunnel in California (Los Angeles Times)

New University of Minnesota App Alerts Drivers to Construction Zones (KARE-TV)

Hawaii DOT to Add New Lane to Moanalua Freeway (HDOT)

Connecticut DOT Looks to Ease Bridge Project’s Pain By Adding Signs (Ridgefield Press)

Synthesis of Variable Speed Limit Signs (FHWA)

Rhode Island DOT Director Rebuffs Republicans’ Truck Toll Claims (WPRI-TV)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Transportation Subcommittee Chair: Details on Trump Infrastructure Plan Expected in June (The Hill)

Blackstone Group Joins Forces With Saudis on U.S. Infrastructure Investments (The New York Times)

SAFETY

South Dakota, Minnesota Troopers Plan Joint I-90 Safety Operation Ahead of Memorial Day (KSFY-TV)

FREIGHT

Port of Oakland Workers Walk Off Job After Noose Found on Property (KRON-TV)

U.S. Freight Recovery Spurs Diesel Demand (Reuters)

PASSENGER RAIL

Massachusetts Senate Votes to Explore Rail Service in Western Part of State (Greenfield Recorder)

PLANNING

Austin, Texas Focuses on Future Transportation Needs (KXAN)

Group Works to Improve Regional Transportation in Southwest Pennsylvania (New Castle News)

TRANSIT

Panel Named to Study Georgia Transit (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Rhode Island DOT Offering Free Train Service at Wickford Junction Station to Boost Ridership (WJAR-TV)

SEPTA Regional Rail Extending Services to Wawa in Delaware County (WCAU-TV)

AVIATION

Senators Pan White House Proposal to Cut Airport Security Programs, Hike Ticket Fees (The Hill)

Illinois DOT Names Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois Airport of the Year (WPSD-TV)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

New Bikeshare Program LouVelo Rolls Into Louisville (Courier-Journal)

Technology Will Soon Accurately Measure Use of Alabama’s Chief Ladiga Trail (Anniston Star)

New Walk and Bike Plan Shows the Possibility of a Connected Charleston, South Carolina Region (Charleston City Paper)

Pedestrian Bridge Connecting Griffith Park to Atwater Village Receives Los Angeles City Approvals (Los Feliz Ledger)

AASHTO NEWS

AASHTO Holds Major Event in Portland, Maine (Maine DOT)

AASHTO Announces Winners in Student Bridge Building Competition (News release)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Moving Company vs. Moving Broker: What You Need to Know Before You Hire (USDOT's Connections blog)

EDC News - May 26, 2017 (FHWA Center for Accelerating Innovation)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

Guidelines for Optimizing the Risk and Cost of Materials QA Programs (NCHRP Research Report)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Drawbridge Operations: Charles River, Boston, MA

24248 [2017-10855]

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Drawbridge Operations: Lake Champlain, North Hero Island, VT

24248 [2017-10899]

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Drawbridge Operations: Neponset River, Boston, MA

24249 [2017-10856]

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Drawbridge Operations: Cerritos Channel, Long Beach, CA

24249 [2017-10854]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

24257-24260 [2017-10439]

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Airworthiness Directives: B/E Aerospace Protective Breathing Equipment Part Number 119003-11 and Part Number 119003-21

24260-24262 [2017-10409]

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Airworthiness Directives: Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines

24262-24264 [2017-10440]

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Class D and Class E Airspace; Amendments: New Bern, NC

24265-24266 [2017-10555]

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Class D and Class E Airspace; Amendments: Fort Knox, KY, and Louisville, KY

24269-24271 [2017-10427]

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Class E Airspace; Amendments: Oskaloosa, IA

24271-24273 [2017-10553]

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Class E Airspace; Establishments: Johnson City, TN

24268-24269 [2017-10428]

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Class E Airspace; Establishments: Ashburn, GA

24273-24274 [2017-10432]

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Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Amendments: Midland, TX and Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Odessa, TX and Midland, TX

24266-24268 [2017-10740]

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RULES

Airworthiness Directives: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines

24236-24239 [2017-10437]

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Airworthiness Directives: Stemme AG Gliders

24239-24241 [2017-10402]

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Class D Airspace; Amendments: Kingsville, TX

24241-24242 [2017-10429]

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Special Conditions: Embraer S. A., Model EMB-550 Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations

24222-24224 [2017-10840]

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Special Conditions: Textron Aviation Inc., Model 680 Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations

24225-24227 [2017-10841]

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Special Conditions: Airbus, Model A330-300 Series Airplanes; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations

24228-24230 [2017-10839]

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Special Conditions: Textron Aviation Inc., Model 700 Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations

24231-24233 [2017-10842]

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Special Conditions: The Boeing Company, Model 787-9 Series Airplanes; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations

24233-24236 [2017-10843]

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FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Meetings: Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC); Public Meeting

24437-24438 [2017-10761]

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Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications: Vision

24427-24428 [2017-10771]

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Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications: Vision

24428-24430 [2017-10772]

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Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications: Vision

24430-24432 [2017-10773]

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Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications: Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

24432-24433 [2017-10770]

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Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications: Diabetes

24434-24437 [2017-10766]

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Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications: Diabetes Mellitus

24438-24445 [2017-10764]

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