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Daily Transportation Update

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FUNDING AND FINANCE

AASHTO Asks Congress For $50B Fiscal Backstop For State DOTs (AASHTO Journal)

Potential Hwy. 93 funding, bonding bill on hold as COVID-19 rattles the Capitol (Le Sueur County News)

Kansas inks new transportation spending plan (Land Line)

STATE DOT NEWS

UDOT unveils its Top 10 highway projects among $3.3B in contracts (Salt Lake Tribune)

Governor Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Award More Than $126 million through Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative (Indiana DOT)

Portland parks bureau, ODOT taking steps to discourage gatherings (KATU-TV)

SCDOT to take advantage of less traffic and move forward with roadwork across SC (WCBD-TV)

MDOT provides learning activities for parents and children during Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order (Michigan DOT)

SAFETY

GAO’s Recommendations on NTSB’s ‘Most Wanted List’ Prompt Action (Transport Topics)

Ride-Sharing Services Tied to Rise in Car Crashes (HealthDay News)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Gardiner bridge replacement delayed due to coronavirus concerns (Kennebec Journal)

Coronavirus Has Changed Construction Work in Texas (Reform Austin)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Decades in the making, UDOT's reconstruction of U.S. 89 begins in earnest this week (Standard-Examiner)

Coronavirus Brings a Silver Lining – Few Traffic Crashes on SoCal’s Freeways (KNBC-TV)

The End Of Cash Tolling Is ‘Inevitable’ (Maryland Matters)

FREIGHT

Minnesota Department of Transportation works to keep truck rest stops open (KEYC-TV)

Arizona, Missouri and Pennsylvania open up more truck parking (Land Line)

Truckers Send Letter To Trump Warning Supply Chain Could Be In Jeopardy (Daily Wire)

Truckers face unique challenges on the road amid COVID-19 (KOLD-TV)

Driving schools seek DOT authority for CDL testing (FreightWaves)

Talking Freight Webinar for April 15, 2020: Freight Beyond the City: Approaches to Improving Freight Mobility in the Suburban Context (FHWA)

RAIL

State reps ask Department of Transportation to drop high-speed rail project (The Eagle)

Illinois Mayors concerned Amtrak riders are from Chicago (WAND-TV)

Lawmakers Want Federal Railroad Administration To Enact COVID-19 Guidelines (FreightWaves)

FRA calls for rail research proposals (Progressive Railroading)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Coronavirus Philadelphia: SEPTA Moves To Lifeline Service Schedule, Closing Stations, Limiting All Transportation Modes (KYW-TV)

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Metro Transit And Union Join Forces To Secure More Face Masks (WCCO-TV)

King County transit workers call for hazard pay, more protection against COVID-19 (KOMO News)

Ford Mobility offers struggling transit agencies software, consulting amid COVID-19 (Smart Cities Dive)

AVIATION

US FAA says rent renegotiations are a “local decision” (DFNI)

Refunds row escalates as airlines warn millions of jobs at risk (Reuters)

WATER

Los Angeles Creates Clearinghouse For Coronavirus Supplies (Los Angeles Times)

Port of Wilmington Wraps Up Turning Basin Expansion (WWAY-TV)

Industry Members Flock To Maritime Agency's Supply Chain Innovation Teams (FreightWaves)

Strengthening the US Maritime Administration (WFED Radio's Federal Drive)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Pedestrian crossings automated to reduce touch points in downtown Chattanooga (WRCB-TV)

Pilot program for e-cargo bicycles wheels toward Miami (Miami Today)

A new way to report poorly parked bike share bikes (SDOT Blog)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

PROPOSED RULES

Special Local Regulations USA Triathlon, Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI

19709-19711 [2020-07244]

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RULES

Drawbridge Operation Regulation Rainy River, Rainy Lake and Their Tributaries, Ranier, MN

19658-19659 [2020-06822]

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Drawbridge Operation Regulation Chicago River, Chicago, IL

19659-19660 [2020-06823]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets

19792-19793 [2020-07346]

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Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

19793 [2020-07338]

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PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives Airbus Helicopters

19707-19709 [2020-07354]

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RULES

Airworthiness Directives Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes

19656-19658 [2020-07343]

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FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Petition for Waiver of Compliance

19793 [2020-07387]

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Petition for Waiver of Compliance

19793-19794 [2020-07386]

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Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System

19794-19795 [2020-07384]

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PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Hazardous Materials Notice of Actions on Special Permits

19795-19796 [2020-07370]

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Hazardous Materials Notice of Applications for New Special Permits

19796-19797 [2020-07368]

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Hazardous Materials Notice of Applications for Modifications to Special Permits

19797-19798 [2020-07369]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Abandonment Exemption Sierra Northern Railway in Yolo County, Cal.

19791-19792 [2020-07330]

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TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Exemption From Renewal of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Security Threat Assessment for Certain Individuals

19767-19769 [2020-07340]

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