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Daily Transportation Update

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Trump Backs Off Vow Private Sector Should Help Pay for Infrastructure Package (Washington Post)

‘Infrastructure’ Is in the Eye of the Beholder (Washington Post column)

ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Puerto Rico Port Reopens But Relief Distribution Remains Slow (Wall Street Journal)

USDOT Hurricane Maria Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico (USDOT)

TSA Deploys Hundreds of Staff to Assist With Hurricane Relief Efforts (The Hill)

Lawmakers Press DOJ About Airfare Price Gouging in Puerto Rico (The Hill)

REAUTHORIZATION

GOP Chairman: Senate Will Take Up House FAA Bill (The Hill)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Ray Martinez Nominated to Lead FMCSA (Transport Topics)

STATE DOT NEWS

South Carolina DOT Looking at Charleston Carpool Lanes for Part of I-526 (Post and Courier)

New York State DOT Pilots ‘Critter Shelf’ to Allow Wildlife to Safely Cross Road (Press Republican)

Wisconsin DOT to Create Inspector General Position (WisDOT)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

Massachusetts Transportation Finance Problems Could Be Worsened by Climate Change, Electric Cars, Report Says (Boston Globe)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

California Mulling Ban on Combustion-Engine Vehicles (The Hill)

York, Maine, to Appeal State Decision on New Turnpike Toll Plaza (York Weekly)

RAIL

Conference Explores Passenger Rail Possibilities in Western North Carolina (The Mountaineer)

The Idea of Private Passenger Rail in New Hampshire Is Very Unusual, But Not Impossible (Concord Monitor)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

DC Metro Transit Police to Receive Radiation Detectors in Face of ‘Dirty Bomb’ Threat (WTOP Radio)

Study Finds Improving Rail Service Is Top Transit Priority for Western Massachusetts Residents (The Republican)

Minnesota’s Metro Transit Getting Six Electric Buses in 2019 (Star Tribune)

DC Metro Station Managers Unprepared for Emergency Scenarios, New Report Finds (Washington Post)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Transportation Radio: Smart Communities with Peter Koonce, City of Portland, Oregon (ITE Talks Transportation podcast)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

Aviation Security: TSA's Efforts to Assess Foreign Airports and Inspect Air Carriers (GAO report)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Bikeshare Service Coming to Providence, Rhode Island (WPRI-TV)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Special Local Regulations Fautasi Ocean Challenge Canoe Race, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa

44929-44932 [2017-20664]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries Auburn Aviation

45110-45111 [2017-20603]

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PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives Airbus Airplanes

44974-44980 [2017-20566]

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Amendment of Class D Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Amendment of Class E Airspace Norman, OK; and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Oklahoma City, OK

44981-44982 [2017-20572]

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RULES

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

44895-44898 [2017-20112]

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Airworthiness Directives Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

44898-44900 [2017-20213]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus Airplanes

44900-44903 [2017-20113]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus Airplanes

44903-44907 [2017-20567]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus Airplanes

44907-44914 [2017-20559]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Establishment of Class E Airspace Midland, TX and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Odessa, TX and Midland, TX

44915-44917 [2017-20592]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace Leesville, LA; and Patterson, LA

44914-44915 [2017-20591]

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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

NOTICES

Notice of Agreement Filed

45025 [2017-20685]

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NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

RULES

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection

44945-44965 [2017-20350]

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