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STATE DOT NEWS

Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary: State Set for Transportation Revolution (Centre Daily Times commentary)

Bruce Bugg, Jr. to Take Over Texas Transportation Commission in Unusual Switch (American-Statesman)

ALDOT Traffic Management Center Helping West Alabama (WBRC-TV)

Idaho Transportation Department Considers Wildlife Overpass Near Montana Border (Post Register)

Maine DOT Project to Improve Route 1 in Wiscasset Moves Forward (Coastal Journal)

Colorado DOT Completes Fiber Optic Installation on US 160 East of Wolf Creek Pass (CDOT)

New Massachusetts DOT Building Coming to Worcester in $35.5 Million Project (MassLive)

FUNDING

California Judge Rules State Used Misleading Language in Summary of Ballot Measure to Repeal Gas Tax (Los Angeles Times)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Tolls to Be Reinstated on Florida Roads Starting Thursday (AP)

Health Concerns Could Derail Energy-Saving LED Street Light Conversion on Virginia Interstates (Virginian-Pilot)

Louisiana Transportation Boss Provides Update on I-12 Widening, Other Planned St. Tammany Work (The Advocate)

TECHNOLOGY

Senate Prepares Its Own Autonomous Vehicles Regulation Proposal (Eno Transportation Weekly)

SAS Optimizes IIoT Software for Connected Transportation (IIoT Evolution)

Partnership Created for Driverless Car Research Facility in Indiana (The Republic)

SAFETY

West Virginia Adding Certified Child Safety Seat Techs (MetroNews)

FHWA Decision on Highway Safety Equipment Cost Recovery Will Improve Safety and Promote Innovation, ARTBA Says (American Road & Transportation Builders Association)

North Carolina DOT's Watch for Me Safety Initiative Receives Peter K. O’Rourke Achievement Award (NCDOT)

PLANNING

Madison, Wisconsin City Council Changes Transportation Committee Structure: Calls for hiring a director of transportation (Wisconsin State Journal)

FREIGHT

Ports Shut in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands as Hurricane Maria Approaches (Maritime Executive)

Port of Virginia Begins Double-Stack Rail Service to Pittsburgh (American Journal of Transportation)

Port Tampa Bay Makes Public/Private Commitment for $60 Million Expansion Project (Tampa Bay Times)

Port of Virginia Advances on 55-Foot Channel Project (Virginian-Pilot)

‘Great Grain Train’ Aids Florida Dairies (Milk)

TRANSIT

Transit Projects Will Accompany Virginia I-66 Switch to Express Lanes (AP)

Federal Judge Seeks Additional Information in Maryland Purple Line Tree Cutting Case (Bethesda Magazine)

New Jersey Lawmakers Subpoena NJ Transit Over Rail-Safety Project (Bloomberg)

AVIATION

Republican Leaders Press Wary Members to Back Aviation Spinoff (The Hill)

BTS Statistics Release: July 2017 Passenger Airline Employment Data (USDOT)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

A Look At The Planned Lakeview, Illinois Low-Line Pedestrian Path (Curbed Chicago)

North Tropicana Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Reopens Monday on Las Vegas Strip (KTNV-TV)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Chao Joins Biden on Panel Discussing Future Jobs (WDEL Radio)

Protect Your Kids on the Road (USDOT's Connections blog)

‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Grant for Oregon Roads and Bridges Damaged by Wildfires (USDOT)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2017 Annual Review

43864 [C1-2017-18411]

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Vessel Documentation Regulations: Technical Amendments

43858-43864 [2017-20023]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Airport Property Disposals: Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Disposal of 57 Acres of Airport Land at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH

44024-44025 [2017-19954]

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Land Use Change from Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical Use: Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on a Land Use Change From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical Use for 18.6 Acres of Airport Land for Solar Farm Use at North Central Airport, Smithfield, RI

44025 [2017-19953]

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RULES

IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments

43840-43842 [2017-19950]

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Airworthiness Directives: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

43829-43832 [2017-19660]

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Airworthiness Directives: Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes

43832-43834 [2017-19655]

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Airworthiness Directives: Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes

43835-43836 [2017-19659]

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Airworthiness Directives: Airbus Airplanes

43837-43840 [2017-19656]

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Special Conditions: Safran Aircraft Engines, Silvercrest-2 SC-2D; Rated Takeoff Thrust at High Ambient Temperature

43827-43829 [2017-19952]

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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

NOTICES

Notice of Agreement Filed

43983-43984 [2017-20040]

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PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Meetings: International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

44025-44026 [2017-20044]

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