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FUNDING AND FINANCE

State DOTs, Industry Officials Urge Congress to Shore Up Highway Trust Fund, Boost Revenue (AASHTO Journal)

Fires Plague California as Latest Disaster Aid Package Moves in Congress (AASHTO Journal)

Congressman Graves Stresses Need for Long-Term Fix to Highway Funding at Hearing (Ripon Advance)

With Bond Victory, West Virginia DOT Secretary Outlines Road Construction Plans (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

I-73 in South Carolina Is Shovel-Ready Project. But Who Will Pay $2.4 Billion to Move the Dirt? (Sun News)

STATE DOT NEWS

Sign Auction Nets Wyoming DOT $33,005 for Road Improvement Projects (AASHTO Journal)

Idaho Transportation Department Says $13.1 Million was Saved by Refinancing Highway Bonds (AP)

Rhode Island DOT: 'A Bridge In a Day. We Did It'; Route 95 North Reopened (Providence Journal)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Governors of Seven Western States Sign Pact to Plan Electric Vehicle Corridor (AASHTO Journal)

Indiana DOT Warns of 13-Day Squeeze to One I-70 East Lane Near Ohio Border (AASHTO Journal)

Additional $100 Million Approved for Expansion of I-84 in Idaho (Idaho Press-Tribune)

PLANING

MBTA to Study Spike in Track Deaths (MassLive)

September Was Safest Month on Wisconsin Roads Since World War II (WISC-TV)

FREIGHT

AASHTO Special Committee on Freight Holds First Meeting (Washington State DOT)

Michigan Lawmakers Optimistic About Soo Locks Upgrade, But Long Process Lies Ahead (MLive)

Georgia Governor: Washington Must ‘Step Up’ Savannah Harbor Funding (AP)

Oil, Coal Train Fines in Spokane Go to Voters with Legal Path Unclear (Spokesman-Review)

BTS Releases Freight Facts and Figures 2017 (Bureau of Transportation Statistics)

RAIL

$1.5 Billion Project to Replace Critical New Jersey Rail Bridge on Northeast Corridor Starts (The Record)

Amtrak Station in Port Huron, Michigan Under Scrutiny (Times Herald)

Residents Split on High-Speed Train Between DC and Baltimore (WTOP Radio)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Chao: Minnesota Second to Complete FTA State Safety Oversight Certification (AASHTO Journal)

Downtown Nashville Underground Tunnel to Be Part of Mayor’s Transit Plan (The Tennessean)

Massachusetts Group Uses Data to Influence MBTA (CommonWealth)

DC Budget Woes Disrupt Popular Transportation Service for the Elderly and People With Disabilities (The Washington Post)

Trying Times for Transit: Rural Kentucky Systems Face Flat Funding and Rising Demand (WOUB Radio)

PLANNING

Another Traffic Plan? Charleston, South Carolina Transportation Director Says New Effort Has Realistic Goals (The Post and Courier)

AVIATION

As Atlanta’s Airport Grows, Smaller Airports Lose Passengers (AP)

BTS Statistics Release: July 2017 US Airline Traffic Data (USDOT)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Study Shows Drivers Less Likely to Stop for, More Likely to Crowd Black Pedestrians (The Oregonian)

Colchester, Vermont Plan Includes Roundabout, Bike Path (Burlington Free Press)

Pedestrians (Transportation Research Report)

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Wisconsin Lawmaker: ‘No Thanks’ to WisDOT Highway Maps for Constituents (Wisconsin State Journal)

Swiss Rail Car Firm Expected to Bring 1,000 New Jobs to Utah (KSL)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

NOTICES

Meetings Navigation Safety Advisory Council

48106-48107 [2017-22291]

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RULES

Update to Alternative Planning Criteria National Guidelines

47975-47981 [2017-22333]

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Drawbridge Operations Cerritos Channel, Long Beach, CA

47974-47975 [2017-22293]

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Drawbridge Operations Grand Lake, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

47975 [2017-22292]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Petitions for Exemptions; Summaries The Boeing Company

48147-48148 [2017-22376]

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PROPOSED RULES

Amendment of Class E Airspace Charles City, IA

48010-48011 [2017-22233]

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Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V20, V31, V33, V308, and V433; Revocation of V379 Vicinity of Nottingham, MD

48011-48013 [2017-22235]

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RULES

Amendment of Restricted Areas R-3004A and R-3004B and Establishment of R-3004C; Fort Gordon, GA

47964-47965 [R1-2017-20435]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hebron, NE

47961-47962 [2017-22236]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clarinda, IA

47962-47964 [2017-22234]

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Class E Airspace; Amendments Canadian, TX; and Wheeler, TX

47959-47960 [2017-22232]

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Establishment of Class E Airspace Onida, SD

47960-47961 [2017-22238]

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Federal Agency Actions Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Transportation Project in Illinois

48148 [2017-22176]

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FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Meetings Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

48148-48149 [2017-22368]

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MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Requests for Administrative Waivers of Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel M/V PACIFIC PROVIDER; Invitation for Public Comments

48149-48150 [2017-22312]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel BELLAROMA; Invitation for Public Comments

48150 [2017-22310]

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Requests for Administrative Waivers of Coastwise Trade Laws Vessel CHIN CHIN; Invitation for Public Comments

48150-48151 [2017-22311]

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PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Meetings Pipeline Safety: Coastal Ecological Unusually Sensitive Areas Public Meeting

48151-48152 [2017-22319]

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RULES

Hazardous Materials Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains

48006-48007 [2017-22281]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Discontinuance of Service Exemptions Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Oneida and Marinette Counties, Wis.

48146-48147 [2017-22257]

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