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STATE DOT NEWS

State DOTs Mobilize as Hurricane Michael Hits Southeastern US (AASHTO Journal)

Northern Virginia Transportation Efforts Running Out of Gas, Transportation Secretary Says (Fairfax County Times)

Delaware DOT Fines Campaign Sign Owners for Illegal Placement (Delaware State News)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Proposed Bill Would Cancel Electric Vehicle Subsidy, Tack On User Fees (AASHTO Journal)

NHTSA Seeking Input For National Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program (AASHTO Journal)

Ford Proposes a Future Without Traffic Lights (Motor Authority)

US Transit System ‘Ripe for Disruption,’ Tech Leaders Say at Boston Conference (MassLive)

WATER

Senate Passes Water Bill 99-1; Sends to President for Signature (AASHTO Journal)

Feds Award Texas $10 Million to Shore Up Two Gulf Coast Ports (Progressive Railroading)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

Coalition Emerges to Support Connecticut Constitutional Amendment on Transportation Revenues (AP)

Poll: Maryland Voters Narrowly Oppose Governor’s Big Plan for Express Toll Lanes (Washington Post)

Survey: Frustration with Increasing Congestion Has Americans Willing to Pay Higher Tolls and Taxes for Infrastructure Improvements (HNTB)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Louisiana DOTD Closes Sunshine Bridge Indefinitely After Barge Severely Damaged Support (WWL-TV)

Bridge Connecting Vermont and Quebec Reopened to Traffic (AP)

USDOT Announces $750,000 for Emergency Repairs to Roads and Bridges in Croatan National Forest in North Carolina (FHWA)

SAFETY

Nebraska DOT Launches Campaign to Urge Wearing of Seat Belts at Night (KMTV-TV)

State Farm Survey: Deer-Vehicle Collisions Dropping, But Costs Rising (AASHTO Journal)

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Iowa DOT Offering DERA Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Equipment (AASHTO Journal)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Maryland Transportation Secretary Promises Not to Raze Homes in I-270/495 Expansion (Bethesda)

FREIGHT

Gary Pitching Indiana Lawmakers on Making City a Transportation and Logistics Hub (The Times)

East Coast Ports Taking Bigger Bite of Imports (Post and Courier)

RAIL

Heartland Flyer Extension Summit Topic (The Kansan)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

New Jersey Transit Temporarily Cuts Some Train Service, Fares for Rail Safety Upgrade (WABC-TV)

Airport Skyway Could Provide Connection to Downtown San Diego, Study Says (San Diego Union-Tribune)

PLANNING

A Data-Centric Approach to the US Census (Information Week)

AVIATION

Nursing Rooms for Breastfeeding Moms Now Required at All Major Airports (USA Today)

FAA Relaunches ADS-B Out Rebate (FAA)

Georgia Governor Announces Plans for Aviation Academy at Paulding Airport (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

US Security Raised for Ships Calling Iraqi Ports (American Shipper)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

As Milwaukee Embraces ‘Complete Streets,’ Commercial Development Gets Boost (Journal Sentinel)

As E-Scooters Roll Into American Cities, So Do Safety Concerns (NPR's Morning Edition)

Bike Lane Uprising Empowers Chicago Cyclists to Report Blocked Bike Lanes, Make Roads Safer (Curbed Chicago)

Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis (NCHRP Research Report)

AASHTO NEWS

BATIC Webinar Highlights How State DOTs, Tribes can Cooperate More on Transportation (AASHTO Journal)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

A Guide to Developing Financial Plans and Performance Measures for Transportation Asset Management (NCHRP)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Drawbridge Operations Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA

51837-51838 [2018-22347]

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Drawbridge Operations Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD

51838 [2018-22336]

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Safety Zones Head of the Buffalo Regatta; Buffalo River, Buffalo, NY

51838-51840 [2018-22337]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Meetings NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC)

52049-52050 [2018-22334]

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Meetings Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee

52050 [2018-22382]

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PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives The Boeing Company Airplanes

51887-51889 [2018-21966]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus Airplanes

51889-51895 [2018-21973]

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Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace Milwaukee, WI

51895-51897 [2018-22175]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Revocation of Class E Airspace Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Jackman, ME, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Newton Field, ME

51897-51898 [2018-22264]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace Lawrenceville, IL

51898-51900 [2018-22172]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace West Union, IA

51900-51901 [2018-22176]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace Oscoda, MI

51901-51903 [2018-22192]

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Establishment of Class E Airspace Engelhard, NC

51903-51904 [2018-22257]

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RULES

Airworthiness Directives The Boeing Company Airplanes

51815-51819 [2018-21971]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus SAS Airplanes

51819-51823 [2018-21963]

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Airworthiness Directives Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

51823-51825 [2018-21972]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus SAS Airplanes

51825-51829 [2018-21967]

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Airworthiness Directives Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines

51829-51832 [2018-22009]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace Wooster, OH

51833-51834 [2018-22178]

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Establishment of Class D and E Airspace Austin, TX

51834-51836 [2018-22185]

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Establishment of Class D and E Airspace Reedley, CA

51832-51833 [2018-22169]

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PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Pipeline Safety Request for Special Permit; Hilcorp Alaska, LLC

52050-52051 [2018-22299]

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