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STATE DOT NEWS

Minnesota Lawmakers Want More Info on Agencies, But They Won’t Pay for It (Minnesota Public Radio)

Oregon DOT Prepares for Solar Eclipse (KTVL-TV)

Texas DOT Touts Safe Zones for Cellphones (Temple Daily Telegram)

New Jersey DOT and GEICO Announce ‘Safe Phone Zones’ at Rest Areas/Scenic Overlooks (NJDOT)

FUNDING

Alaska Trail Advocates Warn Governor of Transportation Funding Lapses (Alaska Public Media)

Death of a Twin Cities Transit Board Means Counties Control Their Own Funding (Star Tribune)

Delaware Legislators Lock Themselves Out of Transportation Bucks (Dover Post)

Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board Approves Six-Year Improvement Program (CTB)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

First Tolled Highway with a Tolled Express Lane Coming to Florida (Palm Beach Post)

Wisconsin Legislators React to Federal Court Decision on Funding State 23 Project (Fond du Lac Reporter)

Are More Toll Roads in Minnesota’s Future? (Minnesota Public Radio)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Missouri House Speaker Appoints Task Force to Study Transportation Infrastructure (KFVS-TV)

SAFETY

One of Country’s Most Dangerous Railroad Crossings to Get Safety Upgrades (WHBQ-TV)

Crash Database Developed at UConn Gets National Attention (University of Connecticut)

TRANSIT

Hawaii Legislature to Hold Special Session on Rail Project Funding (Metro Magazine)

Maryland Transit Administration Chief: Developers Must Consider Transit When Planning Projects (Baltimore Business Journal)

Eleanor Holmes Norton to Business Leaders: Want to Save DC Metro? Pull Your Strings (Washington Post)

New Mexico Commuter Rail Study to Be Released (Las Cruces Sun-News)

AVIATION

Shuster Re-introduces Bill to Privatize Air-Traffic Control (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

New York City Mayor to Take Airport Workers’ Pay Raise, Union Representation to Mayors Conference (Daily News)

Reagan National About to Begin $1 Billion Improvement Project (Washington Business Journal)

BTS Statistics Release: April 2017 Passenger Airline Employment Data (USDOT)

Improving AEDT Noise Modeling of Mixed Ground Surfaces (ACRP)

SECURITY

TSA Nominee Cites Priorities Including Rail and Innovation at Senate Confirmation Hearing (USA Today)

Pennsylvania Begins Issuing New Driver Licenses that Are Still Not REAL-ID-Compliant (Express-Times)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Virginia Planners Want to Build 50-Mile Trail, Want Public’s Opinion (Virginian-Pilot)

PennDOT Announces Pennsylvania’s First Nationally Designated Bicycle Route (Centre Daily Times)

Beverly Hills Approves Bike Lanes for Santa Monica Boulevard (Streetsblog LA)

SUNY Cobleskill Aims to Make Local Streets Healthier (Daily Star)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Paris Air Show Highlights Aviation Industry’s Innovation, Collaboration (USDOT's Connections blog)

OTHER

Housing, Transportation Growing Issues, Elders Tell Massachusetts (Eagle-Tribune)

Updating Fuel Factors for Today’s Construction Projects (NCHRP Ready Results)

Federal Register Information

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Noise Exposure Maps: Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, New Jersey

28545-28546 [2017-12995]

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PROPOSED RULES

Amendment of Class D and E Airspace: Cape Girardeau, MO; St. Louis, MO; and Macon, MO

28426-28429 [2017-12993]

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RULES

Airworthiness Directives: The Boeing Company Airplanes

28393-28395 [2017-12631]

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Airworthiness Directives: Dassault Aviation Airplanes

28395-28397 [2017-12808]

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Airworthiness Directives: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters

28397-28399 [2017-12799]

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Airworthiness Directives: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters

28399-28401 [2017-12800]

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Amendment of Class D and E Airspace: Wahpeton, ND; Hettinger, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Fork, ND; Carrington, ND; Cooperstown, ND; Pembina, ND; Rugby, ND; Devils Lake, ND; Bottineau, ND; Valley City, ND and Gwinner, ND

28401-28404 [2017-12994]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace: Hilo, HI

28404-28405 [2017-13048]

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