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STATE DOT NEWS

Mississippi DOT Joins Human Trafficking Awareness Month (Transportation Today)

Maine DOT Answers Final Questions Ahead of Hallowell Reconstruction (Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel)

Arizona DOT Says Wait Times at MVD Offices at Historic Lows (KOLD-TV)

Oregon DOT Expanding Use of Road Salt (AP)

Nebraska DOT Offers Winter Driving Safety Tips (The Waverly News)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

GOP Leaders Reject Gas Tax Increase After Trump Floats the Idea (Washington Post)

Connecticut Governor Postpones Major Transportation Projects Indefinitely Due to Funding Issue (WFSB-TV)

Virginia Governor’s Final Transportation Deal: 10 More Miles of Toll Lanes on I-95 (Washington Post)

US Chamber to Unveil Proposals to Fund Infrastructure Improvements (DC Velocity)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Trump Infrastructure Plan Will Limit Regulations, USDOT Exec Says (Transport Topics)

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Offers Ideas for Infrastructure Plan (The Hill)

Local Leaders in Mississippi Lobby for More Infrastructure Money (WLBT-TV)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Trump Infrastructure Plan to Include Shift Toward Driverless Vehicles (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Nevada Governor Discusses Future of Transportation in State (KVVU-TV)

USDOT Eyes Policy for Autonomous Trucks, Buses (Bloomberg)

USDOT Requests Public Comment on Automated Vehicle Notices (USDOT)

This Car Tech Makes You a Better Driver By Reading Your Mind. We Gave It a Test Drive (The Washington Post)

SAFETY

Michigan DOT to Equip More Snow Plows with Green Lights (WZZM-TV)

Cellphone Use Dramatically Increases Crash Risk, New AAA Study Says (Denver Post)

FREIGHT

US Coalition Tells Trump Ports Need Investment (Port Strategy)

South Carolina Ports Authority Seeks $5 Million for Future Jasper County Terminal (Post and Courier)

November 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (USDOT)

RAIL

New Amtrak Station in Middletown, Pennsylvania Waiting for Tracks to be Moved (PennLive)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

St. Marys, Georgia Plans Foray Into Public Transportation with Single Van (WJCT Radio)

AVIATION

Georgia Governor Announces $25 Million More for Small Airports Around State (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

LaHood to Lead Probe Into JFK Airport Fiasco (WABC-TV)

FAA: Aeromexico Plane Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at San Francisco Airport (KNTV-TV)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

Port of Seattle Expands Its Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking (Tukwila Reporter)

Trump Signs Bill to Provide Fentanyl Screening Equipment at Borders, Ports, Postal Facilities (cleveland.com)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Can Dockless Bikeshare Pump Up Cycling’s Diversity? (CityLab)

Bikesharing System with 800 Bikes Proposed for Grand Rapids (MLive)

Phoenix Plans for Bicycle Infrastructure Future (KJZZ Radio)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Senator Carper of Delaware Issues Statement on Meeting with Chao, White House Officials (Senator Tom Carper)

FAA Drone Registry Tops 1 Million (USDOT)

OTHER

Top Georgia Politicians Say State Can Grow Via Port, Airports, Education, Transit (The Telegraph)

Federal Register Information

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Meetings Fifty Fifth RTCA SC-224 Standards for Airport Security Access Control Systems Plenary

1453-1454 [2018-00302]

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Meetings Twenty Eighth RTCA SC-222 AMS(R)S Systems Plenary

1454 [2018-00301]

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Meetings Sixty Eighth RTCA SC-186 Plenary Session

1454 [2018-00300]

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PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives American Champion Aircraft Corp.

1311-1313 [2018-00178]

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Airworthiness Directives Air Comm Corporation Air Conditioning Systems

1313-1316 [2018-00177]

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Amendment of Restricted Area Proposed Amendment for Restricted Area R-4403A; Stennis Space Center, MS

1319-1320 [2018-00370]

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Establishment of Restricted Areas Proposed Establishment of Restricted Areas R-2201A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and J; Fort Greely, AK

1316-1319 [2018-00371]

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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

RULES

Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties

1304-1305 [2018-00319]

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