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STATE DOT NEWS

PennDOT Announces Regional Innovations Challenge Winner (News release)

Delaware DOT History Presentation Set for April 6 (Middletown Transcript)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Over Rhode Island's Truck Tolls (AP)

Colorado Lawmakers Earmark $30 Million More for Roads and Transportation, Disappointing Advocates (Denver Post)

Transportation Committee Advances Three Toll Bills (CTNewsJunkie)

Group Says Pennsylvania’s Transportation Funding Gap at $5.5 Billion (WHTM-TV)

INFRASTRUCTURE

State Officials: Nebraska Flood Damage Estimates Now Nearly $1.4 Billion (KETV-TV)

Infrastructure Bill Signed Wednesday Will Spread Oil Money Statewide (Williston Herald)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

House Republicans Push for Action on Self-Driving Vehicles Bill (Transport Topics)

‘SmartLane’ Technology to Expand I-670 Capacity, Relieve Traffic Congestion (Columbus Dispatch)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

San Francisco Considers Personal Vehicle Ban on Some City Streets (KTVU-TV)

Performance Measures in Snow and Ice Control Operations (NCHRP Research Report)

RAIL

Senators Baldwin, Cornyn Draft Bill to Protect US Railcar Manufacturing (Progressive Railroading)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Pittsburgh to Use $3.5 Million PennDOT Grant for Downtown Pedestrian Traffic Signals (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Pedestrian Deaths Rising in VA, But Safety Improvements Working (WTOP Radio)

South Land Park Residents Fight to Keep Trail, Say No to Train (KCRA-TV)

MOBILITY

New Campaign Offers I-25 ‘Gap’ Commuters Incentives to Take the Bus or Carpool (The Gazette)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Metro Transit Aims to Improve Quality of Service on Light Rail, Buses (Star Tribune)

Metra Plans to Buy 200 or More Rail Cars, Which Could Cut Delays (Chicago Tribune)

APTA Report Identifies $232 Billion in Critical Public Transportation Investments (Progressive Railroading)

New Study Reveals More Downtown Commuters Are Choosing Public Transportation (KMGH-TV)

Study Suggests Lack of Public Transit Is Costing Michigan Jobs (WWMT-TV)

Study: Using Public Transit for School Commute Linked to Higher Absenteeism (Education Dive)

PLANNING

Public Comment Sought for Kentucky Transportation Plan (AP)

Texas DOT Embarks on Phase 2 of I-45 Planning and Environmental Linkage Study, Seeks Public Input (Community Impact Newsletter)

AVIATION

Trump Administration Hopes New Leadership Can Calm Turbulence Roiling FAA (NPR's All Things Considered)

Senator Cruz to Hold Hearing on Airline Safety in Wake of Two Crashes (Washington Post)

Hillsborough Aviation Authority Sues Rental Car Company Turo Over Unauthorized Use of Tampa International Airport (Tampa Bay Times)

WATER

Dredging Project Continues for Port of Baltimore, Removing 2.5 Million Cubic Yards of Sediment (WJZ-TV)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

Oakland Airport Deploys New Screening Tech to Fight Internal Threats (Travel Weekly)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

International Air Alliances: Greater Transparency Needed on DOT's Efforts to Monitor the Effects of Antitrust Immunity (GAO)

USDOT Announces April 4 Meeting of the Newly Reestablished Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee, Names New Aviation Consumer Advocate (USDOT)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Drawbridge Operation Regulation Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Pierce, FL

10411-10412 [2019-05413]

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Safety Zone Commandant's State of the Coast Guard Address, San Pedro, CA

10413-10415 [2019-05366]

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Safety Zone Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA

10415-10417 [2019-05367]

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Safety Zone Missouri River, Miles 360-450, Kansas City, MO to St. Joseph, MO

10417-10419 [2019-05372]

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Safety Zone Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA

10430-10433 [2019-05369]

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Safety Zones Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Tulip Time Festival Fireworks

10412-10413 [2019-05357]

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Security Zone Potomac River, Montgomery County, MD

10420-10430 [2019-05407]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Petitions for Exemption; Summary Airbus S.A.S.

10562-10563 [2019-05352]

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Airworthiness Directives Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

10449-10451 [2019-05209]

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PROPOSED RULES

Amendment of Class E Airspace Fort Payne, AL

10451-10453 [2019-04787]

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Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace Tulsa, OK

10453-10455 [2019-04893]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace Portland, TN

10455-10456 [2019-04892]

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Establishment of Restricted Area R-7205; Guam, GU

10456-10458 [2019-04534]

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RULES

Airworthiness Directives Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines

10403-10405 [2019-05178]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus SAS Airplanes

10405-10407 [2019-05278]

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Amendment and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service Routes Western United States

10407-10409 [2019-04786]

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FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors

10563 [2019-05518]

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RULES

Commercial Driver's License Upgrade From Class B to Class A; Correction

10437 [2019-05382]

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FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Low or No Emission Grant Program FY 2019 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Low or No Emission Grant Program

10563-10569 [2019-05355]

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MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Request for Comments on a New Information Collection

10570 [2019-05316]

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Effective U.S. Control (EUSC)/Parent Company

10572-10573 [2019-05315]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel NO DIRECTION (30' Power Boat)

10569-10570 [2019-05320]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel BUSHMAN'S FRIEND (32' Sailboat)

10570-10571 [2019-05317]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel DOCLE VITTORIA (40' Motorboat)

10571-10572 [2019-05319]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel COLAN (48' Motor Boat)

10573-10574 [2019-05318]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel PUFFIN QUEST (64' Motor Vessel)

10574-10575 [2019-05321]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel POET'S LOUNGE (47' Sailboat)

10575-10576 [2019-05311]

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TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Surface Transportation Stakeholder Survey

10524-10525 [2019-05394]

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