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STATE DOT NEWS

Alabama DOT Workers Honored for Response to Fiery Crash (ALDOT)

Delaware DOT Announces Jana Simpler as New DMV Director (DelDOT)

Florida DOT to Award $814 Million Contract for Design, Build of New Howard Frankland Bridge (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

FUNDING

Mississippi Governor Calling Special Legislative Session for Infrastructure Funding (Clarion Ledger)

Bill Would Require Washington Governor’s Approval for I-5, I-205 Tolls in Oregon (The Columbian)

Grassroots Protest Group Rises to Block Port of Harlingen Tax (ValleyStar)

Oregon Transportation Commission Sets Direction for Tolling (ODOT)

TECHNOLOGY

Denver the Testing Ground for a New Connected-Car Technology (Denver Post)

Smart Columbus, COTA Seeking One-Stop Transportation App (Columbus Dispatch)

Transportation and Technology -- So Interlinked It’s Almost Impossible to Plan for Tomorrow (Smart & Resilient Cities)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Northwest Corridor Toll Lanes Expected to Open in Coming Weeks in Georgia (Marietta Daily Journal)

FREIGHT

Port of Everett Breaks Ground on $36 Million South Terminal Wharf Modernization Project (American Journal of Transportation)

Study: Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Ports Generate $1.4 Billion Economic Impact (Wisconsin Public Radio)

Transforming New York City Rail Infrastructure for a Better Freight Distribution System (Global Railway Review)

PASSENGER RAIL

Amtrak Cascades Service to Return to Point Defiance Bypass Next Spring (Tacoma Weekly)

TRANSIT

New Jersey Governor Seeks to Change Residency Rule to Ease NJ Transit Engineer Shortage (WABC-TV)

Future of Seattle Streetcar Remains in Limbo (KING-TV)

MBTA Balances Operating Budget for First Time in a Decade (Progressive Railroading)

AVIATION

FAA: City of Pocatello, Idaho’s Airport Lease Language Discriminates Against Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Idaho State Journal)

Facial Scan Technology Makes Debut in Airports (Marketplace)

Airport Public Health Preparedness and Response: Legal Rights, Powers, and Duties (ACRP Legal Research Digest)

Sustainability's Role in Enhancing Airport Capacity (ACRP Synthesis)

SECURITY

TSA ‘Quiet Skies’ Program to Be Reviewed by DHS Inspector General (WGN-TV)

Airport Biometric Tech Advances Under CBP (FCW)

FBI: Lower Mississippi River Ports, South Louisiana Vulnerable to Cyber Threats (AP)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Mississippi Attorney General Opinion: Commission Has Legal Right to Allow Pedestrians/Bicyclists on Mississippi River Bridge (Vicksburg Post)

New York State DOT Wants Ideas on Greenway Extension (WNBF-AM)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Catching Up With FMCSA’s Ray Martinez at National Truck Driving Championships (Transport Topics)

FTA Announces Certification of the State Safety Oversight Program for Michigan Ahead of Important Deadline (FTA)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

Test Track for New Tech (TR News)

OTHER

Atlanta Looks Into a Transportation Department, Charging Commuter Fee (Atlanta Journal-Constitution/WSB-TV)

Utah Officials Spending $2 Million to Throw ‘the Biggest and Best Party’ for 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike (Salt Lake Tribune)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

NOTICES

Lifejacket Approval Harmonization

41095-41096 [2018-17799]

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PROPOSED RULES

Special Local Regulations Choptank River, Talbot and Dorchester Counties, MD

41029-41032 [2018-17762]

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Special Local Regulations Breton Bay, Leonardtown, MD

41032-41035 [2018-17763]

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RULES

Drawbridge Operations Columbia River, Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA

40985-40986 [2018-17801]

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Drawbridge Operations Willamette River at Portland, OR

40986 [2018-17800]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

RULES

Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Approvals and Promulgations: Colorado; Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program and Associated Revisions

41035–41039 [2018–17805]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Exemption Petitions; Summaries Headquarters Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

41141 [2018-17769]

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PROPOSED RULES

Amendment of VOR Federal Airways VOR Federal Airways V-18, V-102, and V-278 in the Vicinity of Guthrie, TX

41021-41022 [2018-17767]

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RULES

Amendment of Multiple Restricted Area Boundary Descriptions; Florida

40967-40968 [2018-17766]

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Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

40968-40971 [2018-17616]

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Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

40971-40973 [2018-17619]

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Airworthiness Directives Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes

40959-40961 [2018-17624]

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Airworthiness Directives Rolls-Royce Corporation Engines

40961-40963 [2018-17704]

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Airworthiness Directives ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes

40963-40966 [2018-17661]

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Rescission of Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

41141-41142 [2018-17757]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Meetings Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting

41140 [2018-17779]

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