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STATE DOT NEWS

West Virginia Commissioner of Highways and Secretary of Transportation Talk Upcoming Road Projects (Register-Herald)

When Seconds Counted, Tennessee DOT Worker Cleared Path to Gatlinburg for Wildfire Crews (News Sentinel)

North Carolina Court of Appeals Orders NCDOT to Pay Deposits to Winston-Salem Beltway Landowners (Winston-Salem Journal)

FUNDING

Stickers Explaining Gas Taxes in Washington State Begin Appearing at Pumps (Seattle Times)

Opponents of California Gas Tax Increase Get Green Light to Launch Petition Drive for Repeal Initiative (Los Angeles Times)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Louisiana DOTD Installs State’s First Adaptive Traffic Signal System (KPLC-TV)

Montana DOT Scraps Grass Range Roundabout (The Courier)

SAFETY

Highway Deaths Lead National Increase in Transportation Fatalities (NTSB)

Overhead ‘Wrong Way’ Signs Added to I-17 in Phoenix (ADOT)

FREIGHT

Trump Eases Electronic Logging Device Rule for Truckers (The Hill)

BTS Statistics Release: September 2017 North American Freight Numbers (USDOT)

PASSENGER RAIL

Amtrak Puts ‘Only Remaining Dome Car’ in Service on Hiawatha Line (WITI-TV)

TRANSIT

Toronto Transit Chief Is Tapped to Run New York’s Ailing Subways (New York Times)

San Francisco Muni Bans Cannabis Ads on Its Buses (San Francisco Examiner)

FTA OKs Utah’s Rail Safety Program (Progressive Railroading)

PLANNING

TR News September-October 2017: Governance and Resilience (TRB)

Mitigating Gridlock: Lessons on Regional Governance from the Organization that Keeps New York Moving (Journal of Urban Research)

Webinar & In-Person: Transportation in a World that Is Gray, Delayed, Small, and Female - December 13 - Cambridge, Massachusetts (Volpe Center)

AVIATION

Some Uber, Lyft Drivers Banned from Detroit Metro Airport (WDIV-TV)

Instead of That $5 Water Bottle at Airports, Filling Stations (New York Times)

No Thanksgiving for USDOT (USA Today editorial)

USDOT: We’re Working to Improve Flying Experience (USA Today commentary)

SECURITY

Holiday Lines May Worsen After Poor TSA Screening Audit (Politico)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Two Bikeshare Programs Launching in Durham Next Week (Herald-Sun)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Senate Expected to Vote on FMCSA Nominee Ray Martinez After Break (Transport Topics)

FMCSA to Announce Additional ELD Transition Guidance (USDOT)

Webinar & In-Person: How Much Time Do Americans Spend Behind the Wheel? - December 4 - Cambridge, Massachusetts (Volpe Center)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

NOTICES

Meetings: International Standards Pertaining to Maintenance, Repair, and Training of Servicing Technicians for Lifeboats, Rescue Boats, Launching Appliances, and Release Gear

55621-55622 [2017-25225]

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RULES

Drawbridge Operations: Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake, VA

55510 [2017-25250]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives: Various Aircraft Equipped With BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG 912 A Series Engine

55527-55529 [2017-25005]

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RULES

Special Conditions: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Model MRJ-200 airplane; Design Roll Maneuver for Electronic Flight Controls

55500-55502 [2017-25019]

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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

55607-55608 [2017-25255]

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Notice of Agreement Filed

55608 [2017-25305]

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FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors

55711 [2017-25400]

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NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

NOTICES

Sunshine Act Meeting

55652 [2017-25417]

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