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US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Trump Administration Reveals Plan to Reorganize Federal Agencies (AASHTO Journal)

USDOT Would See Significant Change via OMB Proposal (AASHTO Journal)

FREIGHT

Annual State of Logistics Report Highlights Need for Infrastructure Rethink (AASHTO Journal)

Logistics Panel Examines Trends That Will Impact Transportation (AASHTO Journal)

Idaho Officials Approve BNSF’s Plan for Second Bridge Across Lake Pend Oreille (AP)

STATE DOT NEWS

Columbia Sportswear, Oregon DOT Form One-Year Litter Removal Partnership (AASHTO Journal)

Travel Times Returning to Rhode Island Highway Signs (WJAR-TV)

Tennessee DOT Chief Says Nashville Transit Plan Overlooked Region, Highways Aren’t at Full Capacity (Brentwood Home Page)

Audit Calls for More Transparency at Montana DOT (Independent Record)

Environmental Groups Blast Oregon DOT, Forest Service Over Pesticide Error (Bend Bulletin)

FUNDING

Along Stretches of Highway, States Eye New Ad Opportunities (Governing)

Santa Cruz County, California Voters Approve Proposition 69: Dedicated Revenues for Transportation (Aptos Times)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Idaho Officials Opt to Replace Bridge Damaged by Fiery Crash (Idaho State Journal)

Designing a DC Gateway with Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Replacement (Engineering News-Record)

TECHNOLOGY

Automakers ‘Burning Through Cash’ on Automated, Electric Vehicle Research (AASHTO Journal)

Connected Cars Could Create a Privacy Problem, Advocates Warn (KUTV-TV)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Hawaii DOT Expects Kuhio Highway Repairs to Top $80 Million (AASHTO Journal)

Minnesota DOT Chief Says Traffic Flow on I-35W, I-94 Will Get Better (Star Tribune)

Iowa DOT Could Be Closing One-Third of Iowa Rest Stops (KCRG-TV)

SAFETY

Massachusetts State Police Traffic Program at Center of Overtime Scandal (MassLive)

Transit Union Warned of Unsafe Baltimore Metro Tracks for Several Years Before Emergency Shutdown (Baltimore Sun)

PASSENGER RAIL

Only Louisiana Offers Money to Restart Amtrak Route on Gulf Coast (Times-Picayune)

Roanoke Amtrak Ridership After Six Months: ‘Impressive’ (WFIR Radio)

High-Speed Rail Between Tampa and Orlando Back in Play (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

TRANSIT

Rapid Transit Bus Line Begins Service in Richmond (WTVR-TV)

Connecticut’s Valley Transit District Unveils State-of-the-Art Transportation Hub in Derby (New Haven Register)

Can't Afford to Move Little Rock Streetcar Poles for I-30 Project, Transit Agency Tells Arkansas DOT (Northwest Arkansas Deomcrat Gazette)

AVIATION

Soundproofing Homes, Especially Around Airports, Can Bring Much Desired Quiet (Post and Courier)

SECURITY

Report: Blockchain May Broaden Cybersecurity Risks for Businesses, Government Agencies (AASHTO Journal)

TSA is Adding New Restrictions on Powders (Fox News)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

$33 Million Bikeway Plan Pitched for Placer County, California (Auburn Journal)

Maine Agencies Launch Campaign to Reduce Vehicle-Related Pedestrian Deaths (Journal Tribune)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century (National Academies)

OTHER

AAA: ‘Record Breaking’ Number of Americans Expected to Hit the Road for July Fourth (AASHTO Journal)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

NOTICES

Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0096

29563-29564 [2018-13525]

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Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-NEW

29564 [2018-13522]

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PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives: General Electric Company Turbofan Engines

29474-29476 [2018-13444]

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

29476-29479 [2018-13342]

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Airworthiness Directives: Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop and Turboshaft Engines

29479-29483 [2018-13523]

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Special Conditions: Ultramagic SA, Model M56, M56C, M65, M65C, M77, M77C, M90, M105, M120, M130, M145, M160, N180, N210, N250, N300, N355, N425, S70, S90, S105, S130, S160, T150, T180, T210, V56, V65, V77, V90, V105 Balloons; Balloon Passenger Seat CV08, Seat Installation

29472-29474 [2018-13499]

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RULES

Drawbridge Operations: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, West Palm Beach, FL

29438-29439 [2018-13498]

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Drawbridge Operations: Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Harvey, LA

29440 [2018-13517]

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Safety Zones: Port Huron Blue Water Festival Fireworks, St. Clair River, Port Huron, MI

29440-29442 [2018-13575]

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Safety Zones: Roar on the River, Trenton Channel, Trenton, MI

29442-29444 [2018-13569]

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Safety Zones: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Lake St. Clair, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

29444-29445 [2018-13568]

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Safety Zones: Seafair Air Show Performance, 2018, Seattle, WA

29446 [2018-13519]

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Safety Zones: Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound

29446-29447 [2018-13518]

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Special Local Regulations: Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race, Lake Washington, WA

29438 [2018-13520]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Space Transportation Reusable Launch Vehicle and Reentry Licensing Regulation

29601 [2018-13491]

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: AVIATOR Customer Satisfaction Survey

29601-29602 [2018-13492]

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Federal Agency Actions: Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina

29602-29603 [2018-13408]

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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

NOTICES

Notice of Agreements Filed

29556 [2018-13532]

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FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Fiscal Year 2017 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program

29603-29609 [2018-13558]

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Funding Opportunities: Fiscal Year 2018 Competitive Funding Opportunity; Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program

29609-29614 [2018-13554]

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