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Daily Transportation Update

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FUNDING

Indiana Lawmakers Pass Budget, Road Funding, Gas Tax Increase as Session Comes to a Close (WSCH Radio)

Gas Tax Bill Headed to Tennessee Governor’s Desk (WBIR-TV)

California Lawmakers OK $900 Million+ in Transportation Projects (AP)

Oklahoma House Republican Leaders, Governor Pushing for Gasoline Tax Hike to Close Budget Gap (KFOR-TV)

Alabama Could Raise Gas Tax for First Time in 25 Years (WSFA-TV)

Wisconsin Governor Says He Has No Interest in Higher Vehicle Fees (AP)

STATE DOT NEWS

Plan to Merge Nebraska Roads, Aeronautics Agencies Passes (AP)

Nevada DOT Active in Recruiting Engineers to Fill Major Vacancies (Las Vegas Sun)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

An Expanded Functional Classification System for Highways and Streets (NCHRP Research Report)

INFRASTRUCTURE

White House Tamps Down Expectations About Timing of $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan (The Hill)

Montana Infrastructure Bill Fails Again (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

Main Street Project in Concord, New Hampshire Wins National Transportation Infrastructure Award (Concord Monitor)

SAFETY

Bill to Improve School Bus Safety Heads to Tennessee Governor’s Desk (The Tennessean)

Older-Driver Road Tests Cut Crashes in Illinois (Adirondack Daily Enterprise column)

Highway Worker Safety (NCHRP Synthesis)

FREIGHT

Port of Virginia Steadily Positioning Itself for Era of Big Ships, Top Exec Says (Virginian-Pilot)

Pennsylvania Governor Announces New State Investments in Rail Projects, Supporting 375 Jobs (PennDOT)

PASSENGER RAIL

Hints of Summer Tourism Bring Up New York City-Berkshires Railway (WAMC Radio)

Amtrak Closing Ticket Window in Columbus, Wisconsin (KFIZ Radio)

TRANSIT

FTA Issues Warning to DC Metro Over Worker Safety (WJLA-TV)

New Orleans Public Transit Revamp Still Being Shaped (Times-Picayune)

SunRail Explores Other Transit Modes for Proposed $250 Million Orlando Airport Link (Orlando Business Journal)

Rhode Island DOT Doubling Free Trains to This Year’s RI Air Show (WPRI-TV)

AVIATION

FAA Accepts Initial Application for St. Louis Airport Privatization (KWMU Radio)

Small Town Airports in US Skittish About Trump’s Air Traffic Proposal (Community Newspaper Holdings)

Orlando Airport Vents Over Repeated Shuttle Failures That Delay Passengers (Orlando Sentinel)

Aviation Research and Development: FAA Could Improve How It Develops Its Portfolio and Reports Its Activities (GAO)

SECURITY

40-60 Teens Swarm BART Train, Hold Up Riders (San Francisco Chronicle)

US Considering Banning Laptops on Flights from UK Airports (The Guardian)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

This Magic Dutch Traffic Light Helps Bicyclists Avoid Stopping (CityLab)

Safety and Security Top Concerns for Kalamazoo, Michigan Bicyclists, Pedestrians (MLive)

Scientists Can Blind a Self-Driving Car from Seeing Pedestrians (Vocativ)

OTHER

Communicating with New York City-Area Commuters (FordMobilize New York blog)

Data Management and Governance Practices for Transportation Agencies (National Cooperative Highway Research Program Synthesis)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Chao Visits Ohio Transportation Research Center (WKEF/WRGT-TV)

Critics Fear Trump Will Tap Auto Exec for NHTSA (Detroit News)

Chao Highlights Administration’s First 100 Days With Visit To Ohio Transportation Research Center Inc. (USDOT)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Drawbridge Operations: Arthur Kill, Staten Island, NY & Elizabeth, NJ

18989 [2017-08316]

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Drawbridge Operations: Canaveral Barge Canal, Canaveral, FL

18989-18990 [2017-08260]

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Drawbridge Operations: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Indian Creek, Miami, FL

18990-18992 [2017-08257]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

PROPOSED RULES

Class E Airspace; Amendments: Albany, GA

19008-19009 [2017-08238]

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Class E Airspace; Revocations: Eaton Rapids, MI

19007-19008 [2017-08240]

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RULES

Class D and Class E Airspace; Amendments: Aspen, CO; and Pueblo, CO

18981-18983 [2017-08243]

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Class D and Class E Airspace; Amendments: Olympia, WA

18983-18985 [2017-08241]

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FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Adjustment of Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold

19138 [2017-08337]

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NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

19138-19139 [2017-08355]

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