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STATE DOT NEWS

Wisconsin Governor Talks Transportation Agenda, Criminal Justice Reform (Wisconsin Public Radio)

Puerto Rico Governor Appoints Rosana Aguilar to Head Highways and Transportation Authority (El Nuevo Dia (in Spanish))

Hawaii Governor, HDOT Director Appoint Lynn Araki-Regan as First Deputy (Big Island Now)

North Carolina DOT Announced as NOCoE TSMO Awards Overall Winner (National Operations Center of Excellence)

Pennsylvania DOT Secretary Leslie Richards Named Vice Chair of TRB (PennDOT)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

As Shutdown Stretches On, Transportation Officials Worry About Long-Term Effects (Governing)

Alabama Governor Calls for Gas Tax, New Prisons in Inaugural Address (AL.com)

Group Says Ohio Transportation System Faces Funding Crisis, Urges Hike in Gas Tax (WBNS-TV)

With Flat Budget, Michigan Governor’s Search for Road Money Gets Harder (Bridge)

Infrastructure Funding: Can Automated Weigh Station Screening Be a Revenue Source? (Transport Topics)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Virginia Lawmakers Request Toll Freeze for Federal Workers (Potomac Local)

SAFETY

Feds, States and Railroads Team to Boost Grade-Crossing Safety (Progressive Railroading)

Nebraska DOT Unveils Online Crash-Reporting System (KOLN-TV)

MOBILITY

Seattle Commute Lighter Than Anticipated with Viaduct Closure, But That May Change (KOMO-TV)

Denver Scrambles as Ford Kills Downtown Chariot ‘Micro-Transit’ Service (Denver Post)

Exploring Mobility Hubs in Rochester, Minnesota (KAAL-TV)

FREIGHT

Intermodal Rail Taking Growing Share of Containers Out of New York-New Jersey Ports (FreightWaves)

Florida DOT Helping Truck Drivers Find Safe Parking (WJXT-TV)

RAIL

Big US Rail-Safety Upgrade Spurs Feud Over PTC (Bloomberg)

Amtrak to Introduce New Acela High-Speed Trains in 2021 (Railway Age)

Former STB Counsel Wonders About Agency’s Future Mission (FreightWaves)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Longtime Head of Minnesota’s Metro Transit Ousted in Leadership Shake-Up at Metropolitan Council (Star Tribune)

West Virginia, Transit Providers Looking for Ideas to Meet Unmet Needs (Weirton Daily Times)

PLANNING

North Carolina DOT’s 10-Year Plan Addresses I-95 Congestion (The Robesonian)

AVIATION

Trump Administration Proposes Allowing Drone Flights at Night, Over Populous Areas (The Hill)

Government Shutdown Holds Up FAA Approval of Aircraft, Routes (Reuters)

Concord Airport Gets a Makeover for Its Public Face (Concord Monitor)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

TSA Reports Twice the Normal Rate of Officers Calling in Sick (The Hill)

New York’s Penn Station, Airports Need Security Update, Counterterrorism Panel Finds (amNew York)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

In St. Paul Planning, Walkers Come First, Drivers Last (Pioneer Press)

Denver Seeks Ways to Make Construction Sites Less Problematic for Pedestrians (KUSA-TV)

California Bill Would Make State Roads Safer for Cyclists, Pedestrians (San Francisco Examiner)

As Tech Invades Cycling, Are Bike Activists Selling Out? (Wired)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

TRB Leaders Unveil Critical Issues (Transport Topics)

Resilience in Transportation Planning, Engineering, Management, Policy, and Administration (NCHRP Synthesis)

Federal Register Information

No Transportation-Related Federal Register Items Were Published Today

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