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STATE DOT NEWS

Georgia DOT’s Top Planner Joins Lobbying Firm (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

A Thorough Look At How State DOTs Use Online Public Involvement (Talking Transportation blog)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

FY2020 T-HUD Appropriations Bill Advanced by Senate Committee (U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee)

Nexstar poll finds support among La. voters for increased gas tax for better roads (Nexstar)

GOP lawmakers add $400M more to fix state roads, ignoring Whitmer's gas tax hike (Detroit Free Press)

INFRASTRUCTURE

New bill introduced to create rural infrastructure office (WICS/WRSP-TV)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

TxDOT, TTI experts encourage practices to ensure pedestrian safety (The Eagle)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Interstates Under Water, Airports Closed as Imelda Floods Southeast Texas (AP)

Last section of Alaskan Way Viaduct along waterfront could come down by this weekend (Seattle Times)

GDOT's $800M Project to Reduce Congestion in Atlanta (Construction Equipment Guide)

Despite warning from traffic engineers, Belfast wants to keep its quirky ‘jughandle’ (Bangor Daily News)

CONGRESS

US Senate Committee Advances $17.7 Billion FAA Funding Bill (ATW)

SAFETY

FDNY union: De Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ is slowing response times (New York Post)

MOBILITY

Mobility Experts Discuss Uncertain Future (Streetsblog San Francisco)

RAIL

California high-speed rail board OKs preferred alternatives for northern routes (Progressive Railroading)

U.S. freight-rail traffic down 3.7 percent so far in 2019 (Progressive Railroading)

Amtrak CEO Sees Short-Haul Flight Hassles as Fuel for the Railway’s Turnaround (Skift)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Purple Line will open in two phases, with first part in Prince George’s, state says (Washington Post)

Jersey City Unveils New On-Demand Transit System (NJ.com)

Transit to the Trailhead: Bus Service in a Recreation Corridor Takes Off (Route Fifty)

Citing 'dramatic effect' on CTA ridership, Mayor Lori Lightfoot opposes reduced Metra fares backed by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Chicago Tribune)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Wing, FedEx and Walgreens to launch free drone delivery pilot program in Virginia (Washington Post)

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Port of Los Angeles Meets Emission-Reduction Goals (City News Service)

MSU research shows impact of major transportation corridor on wolverine movement (MSU News Service)

AVIATION

SFO runway construction complete, runway opens to normal air traffic (San Francisco Chronicle)

Air Travel Consumer Report: July 2019 Numbers (USDOT)

WATER

$547M bond offering caps funding plan for SC ports agency’s ‘big ship’ future (Post and Courier)

Safer Seas Digest 2018 Lessons Learned from Marine Accident Investigations (NTSB)

OTHER

A thorough look at how state DOTs use online public involvement (Talking Transportation blog)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration Announces $19.2 Million for Transit Planning in Communities Nationwide (FTA)

Trump Administration Announces One National Program Rule on Federal Preemption of State Fuel Economy Standards (USDOT)

EDC News - September 19, 2019 (FHWA)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

Simulation Options for Airport Planning (ACRP Synthesis)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

NOTICES

Availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 0116 Change 2 Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications

49545-49546 [2019-20430]

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RULES

Safety Zone Temporary; M/V Highland Eagle Operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MI

49460-49462 [2019-20400]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

RULES

National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan National Priorities List: Deletion of the Mystery Bridge Rd./U.S. Highway 20 Superfund Site

49481-49482 [2019-19993]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

49484-49487 [2019-20333]

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Airworthiness Directives CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines

49487-49490 [2019-20054]

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FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

49611-49613 [2019-20356]

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MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Request for Comments of a New Information Collection

49617-49618 [2019-20431]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel MINIMAL RISK (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments

49613 [2019-20432]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel AMA (Catamaran); Invitation for Public Comments

49614 [2019-20434]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel ALL IN (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments

49614-49615 [2019-20433]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel WILD THING (Catamaran); Invitation for Public Comments

49615-49616 [2019-20439]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel PERFECT SUMMER (Sailing Sloop); Invitation for Public Comments

49616-49617 [2019-20435]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel SEAWIG (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments

49618-49619 [2019-20436]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel STEPH-ER-LAUR (Sailboat); Invitation for Public Comments

49619-49620 [2019-20437]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of the Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel VANGUARD (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments

49620-49621 [2019-20438]

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NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.

49621-49622 [2019-20374]

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Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance TAP Worldwide, LLC

49622-49624 [2019-20377]

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Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance Gillig, LLC

49624-49625 [2019-20378]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Acquisition and Operation Exemption WRL, LLC d/b/a Rainier Rail - City of Tacoma, Department of Public Works d/b/a Tacoma Rail

49564 [2019-20351]

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