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STATE DOT NEWS

Massachusetts DOT Teams with Waze to Bring GPS Signals to Boston Tunnels (Boston Globe)

Colorado DOT Giving Away Breathalyzers to Help You Avoid a DUI (with Strings Attached) (KUSA-TV)

North Carolina DOT: We Need Public’s Help with I-440 Widening (Triangle Business Journal)

Are Minnesota DOT’s Electronic Messages Effective? (Post-Bulletin)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

Americans Say They Back Higher Gas Tax to Fix Crumbling Roads (Bloomberg)

Wisconsin Transportation Budget Still Stalled Over Borrowing (Wisconsin Public Radio)

South Carolina DOT Says Gas Tax Will Benefit Many Aiken County Roads (The Star)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Self-Driving Cars Get Boost with Unanimous Vote by US House Panel (Bloomberg)

NTSB, NSC Arrange Expert Panel for Roundtable Discussion on Driver-Assistance Technology (NTSB)

Increasing Motorists’ Awareness of Pedestrians, Goal of High-Tech Program (Las Vegas Sun)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Nevada DOT’s Project Neon 40% Done, a Year After Work Began (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Transportation Planning Board Moves Forward With Potomac Bridge Study (Montgomery Community Media)

Express Lanes Coming to I-64 this Year, Virginia DOT Proposes More Through 2024 (WAVY-TV)

‘I Love NY’ Signs Raised at Congressional Hearing (Gannett New York)

FHWA Releases Latest Highway Construction Cost Index Figures (FHWA)

INFRASTRUCTURE

GOP Signals Infrastructure Bill Must Wait (The Hill)

Trump’s Desire for Private Infrastructure Money Will Narrow His Choices to Mostly Urban Projects (Marketplace)

FREIGHT

Portland, Oregon Can’t Block Fossil Fuel Infrastructure, State Land Board Rules (Willamette Week)

RAIL

Cost of Amtrak to Rhode Island’s Green Airport: $90 Million (Providence Journal)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Maryland’s Light-Rail System to Partially Shut Down for Maintenance Work (Progressive Railroading)

Lynn Haven, Florida Trolley Stops Renovated to Promote Public Transportation (WJHG-TV)

New York Governor Announces Historic $5.6 Billion Transformation of Long Island Rail Road (Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office)

AVIATION

FAA Warns Airlines About Electronics in Checked Bags (CNBC)

Syracuse Airport Renovations Start Next Month (WSKG-FM)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Utah Transit Authority Study: Want to Boost State’s Economy, Health? Invest in Biking, Walking (Salt Lake Tribune)

Boulder, Colorado Police Ticketing for Not Pushing the Button at Crosswalks (KDVR-TV)

Florida Coast-to-Coast Bike and Hiking Trail Segment Opens (Tampa Bay Times)

No More ‘Free Rides’: Colorado Lawmaker Proposes Bicycle Tax (KMGH-TV)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Brandye Hendrickson Appointed FHWA Deputy Adminstrator (Inside Indiana Business)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

TR News January-February 2017: The Promises and Risks of Innovation (TR News)

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Hawaii to Pay More Than $70 Million in Superferry Costs Until 2028, Auditor’s Office Says (Pacific Business News)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Drawbridge Operations Chambers Creek, Steilacoom, WA

33448-33449 [2017-15230]

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Safety Zones Marine City Maritime Festival Water Ski Show, St. Clair River, Marine City, MI

33451-33453 [2017-15270]

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Security Zones Atlantic Ocean, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

33449-33451 [2017-15265]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives The Boeing Company Airplanes

33465-33467 [2017-15120]

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RULES

Airworthiness Directives Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) Helicopters

33439-33441 [2017-15031]

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection

33538-33539 [2017-15186]

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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California

33539-33540 [2017-15221]

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection

33540 [2017-15184]

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection

33540-33541 [2017-15183]

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

33541-33542 [2017-15185]

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FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications Vision

33542-33544 [2017-14919]

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Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications Diabetes

33544-33546 [2017-14917]

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NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

33550-33551 [2017-15252]

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements

33554-33555 [2017-15219]

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Petitions for Decisions of Inconsequential Noncompliance; Approvals Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance

33547-33549 [2017-15255]

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Petitions for Decisions of Inconsequential Noncompliance Mack Trucks, Inc., Receipt of Petition

33546-33547 [2017-15254]

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Petitions for Decisions of Inconsequential Noncompliance Volvo Trucks North America, Receipt of Petition

33549-33550 [2017-15253]

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NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Petitions for Decisions of Inconsequential Noncompliance Daimler Trucks North America, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance

33551-33554 [2017-15256]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Discontinuance of Service Exemptions Union Pacific Railroad Company-Discontinuance Exemption-in Grundy County, IL

33538 [2017-15115]

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