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STATE DOT NEWS

California Governor Appoints Laurie Berman New Caltrans Director (Caltrans)

Georgia DOT Broadband Deployment Project Moves Ahead (GDOT)

FUNDING

Poll: Voters Are Split on Raising the Federal Gas Tax (The Hill)

Mississippi Senate Passes Transportation Bill, Provides No New Revenue (Daily Journal)

Arizona Lawmakers Pass Gas Tax Decision to Counties (KJZZ Radio)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Virginia Governor’s Transition Panel Pushes for New Potomac Crossing (WTOP Radio)

High-Strength Concrete Developed at Montana State University Could Save State Money, Time (MSU)

TECHNOLOGY

US Senate Bill Would Require Broadband Infrastructure Be Included in Federal Transportation Projects in Rural Areas (Durango Herald)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Delaware DOT Launching E-ZPass-Only Tolling on Route 301 to Test the Waters (WDXE-FM Radio)

Virginia Transportation Official: I-66 Tolls, Longer HOV Hours Not Slowing Alternative Routes (WTOP Radio)

FREIGHT

With Cargo Business Growing, Port of New Orleans Eyes St. Bernard for Potential $1 Billion Container Terminal (New Orleans Advocate)

Study Touts Maritime Industry’s Impact on Louisiana (Daily Comet)

TRANSIT

Utah Transit Authority Program Helps Officers ID Riders with ‘Invisible Disabilities’ (Deseret News)

Tupelo, Mississippi Moves Closer to Finalizing Public Transit Program (WCBI-TV)

Seattle Mayor Announces Plan to Give Free Transit Cards to All School Students (KOMO-TV)

PLANNING

I-25 ‘Gap’ Project Included in Colorado MPO’s New Transportation Plan (Colorado Springs Independent)

AVIATION

USDOT Reports on FAA’s Latest NextGen Steps (Flying)

NTSB Asks FAA to Look at Carry-On Bags During Emergencies (AP)

SECURITY

TSA: Record 104 Guns Found in Carry-Ons at US Airports in Week-Long Period (KNXV-TV)

Under Trump, Border Patrol Steps Up Transportation Searches Far from Border (New York Times)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Pennsylvania DOT Stresses Blind Pedestrians Law During Safety Presentation (Times Leader)

West Virginia University to Analyze Crosswalk Safety After Auto-Pedestrian Accidents (WDTV-TV)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Carmen Turner: A Pioneer for Public Transit (USDOT's Connections blog)

The 2018 National Railroad Grade Crossing Safety Campaign, Stop.Trains Can't (USDOT's #TransportationTuesday)

AASHTO NEWS

Elaine Chao to Headline AASHTO Meeting (Transport Topics)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

TR News September-October 2017: Transportation Systems Resilience (TR News)

Optimal Replacement Cycles of Highway Operations Equipment (NCHRP Research Report)

OTHER

South Padre Island Wants to Become Port of Call for Cruise Ships (KUT Radio)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Drawbridge Operations: Mianus River, Greenwich, CT

7395 [2018-03470]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives: AgustaWestland S.p.A. Helicopters

7423-7425 [2018-03494]

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Airworthiness Directives: The Boeing Company Airplanes

7425-7428 [2018-03433]

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Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace: Lompoc, CA

7435-7437 [2018-03415]

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Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace: Aurora, OR

7428-7430 [2018-03408]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace: Kamuela, HI

7433-7435 [2018-03411]

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Removal of Class E Airspace: Mercury, NV

7430-7431 [2018-03405]

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Revocation of Class E Airspace: Sunol, CA

7432-7433 [2018-03406]

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RULES

Amendment of Class E Airspace: Hanford, CA

7363-7365 [2018-03409]

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Establishment of Class E Airspace: Rangely, CO

7365-7366 [2018-03401]

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection

7527 [2018-03502]

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection

7527-7528 [2018-03501]

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FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Petition for Waiver of Compliance

7545 [2018-03444]

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Funding Opportunities: Notice of Funding Opportunity for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements

7528-7538 [2018-03534]

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Funding Opportunities: Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Restoration and Enhancement Grants Program

7538-7545 [2018-03536]

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NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Request for Approval of a New Information Collection

7545-7549 [2018-03515]

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NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

NOTICES

Sunshine Act Meeting

7499-7500 [2018-03625]

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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD

NOTICES

Proposed Collection; Comment Request

7511-7512 [2018-03491]

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