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STATE DOT NEWS

Oklahoma DOT Hoping Improvements Prevent Highway Flooding (KOKH-TV)

South Carolina DOT Uses Repair, Strengthening Materials to Prevent Bridge Deterioration (Roads & Bridges)

REAUTHORIZATION

Transportation Bill Could Be Next Up After Senate Sends House Defense Bill (Transport Topics)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

Indiana Finance Authority OKs New Toll Road Deal, Rate Hike (AP)

Connecticut DOT Commissioner Discusses Transportation Lockbox Proposal with Local Officials (The Day)

Record Number of Smart Scale Applications Made in Virginia (Augusta Free Press)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Report Says Connecticut Has Over 300 Structurally-Deficient Bridges (Hartford Courant)

USDOT Announces $14 Million in Emergency Relief Funds to Rebuild North Carolina’s Infrastructure Following Hurricane Florence (USDOT)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Montana DOT Shares Helpful Tips on Roundabouts on National Roundabout Week (KTMF-TV)

I-35 Construction in Temple City, Texas on Track for Spring Completion (Temple Daily Telegram)

Here’s a Look at Who’s Using Northern Virginia’s I-495 and I-95 Express Lanes (Washington Post)

Veterans Can Drive Toll-Free on Some Texas Roads Starting in November (KSFA Radio)

SAFETY

Two Standout North Dakota SADD Students Work to End Distracted Driving as U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Continues Through September (NDDOT)

FREIGHT

Delaware Governor Signs Agreement with UAE Company for 50 Year Deal on Wilmington Port (Philadelphia Tribune)

Port of Corpus Christi Moving to Pump Brakes on Trafigura Deep-Water Port Facility (Caller Times)

Ports Chief: Savannah Will Need New Bridge for Larger Ships (AP)

RAIL

Amtrak Prepares for Increased Thanksgiving Travel (Amtrak)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

New Jersey Transit Discounting All Rail Tickets as It Cuts Some Service (Bloomberg)

Denver RTD’s Contractor Sues Agency for ‘Tens of Millions’ Over Crossing Gate Issues (Colorado Public Radio)

Union Pacific Changes Will Cut Freight Delays for Metra Commuters (Chicago Tribune)

Poll: Google Transit Village in Downtown San Jose Captures Wide Support (Mercury News)

Denver Approves Low-Income Discount for Transit Riders (Next City)

MARTA Plan May Boost Atlanta Beltline, Cut Clifton Corridor (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

MOBILITY

New Data Show American Commute Times Are Longer (NPR's Here & Now)

AVIATION

New Orleans’ New Airport Terminal Opening Delayed to May 2019 (Times-Picayune)

Delta Says Atlanta Airport Will Feature USA’s ‘First Biometric Terminal’ (USA Today)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

Office of Special Council Names TSA Whistleblowers Public Servants of the Year (FEDweek)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Laramie, Wyoming Council Adopts Resolution Asking WYDOT to Review Pedestrian Safety (Laramie Boomerang)

‘Remember Pedestrians’ Initiative Launched in Milwaukee (Urban Milwaukee)

Bikeshare Program Officially Launches in Fayetteville, Arkansas (KFSM-TV)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

USDA and USDOT to Look at Transportation as a Way to Relieve Opioid Problems (WVVA-TV)

EDC News - September 20, 2018 (FHWA Center for Accelerating Innovation)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

Early Access Papers Addressing Policy (Transportation Research Record)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

PROPOSED RULES

Safety Zones Penn's Landing Fireworks, Delaware River, Philadelphia PA

47852-47855 [2018-20572]

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RULES

Drawbridge Operations Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA

47837 [2018-20579]

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Special Local Regulations Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District

47836 [2018-20613]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters

47848-47850 [2018-20490]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus SAS Airplanes

47850-47852 [2018-20360]

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RULES

Airworthiness Directives Dassault Aviation Airplanes

47813-47815 [2018-19936]

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Airworthiness Directives Leonardo S.p.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A) Helicopters

47815-47817 [2018-20107]

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Airworthiness Directives Zodiac Seats France, Cabin Attendant Seats

47817-47819 [2018-20551]

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FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Federal Agency Actions Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects

47960-47961 [2018-20578]

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PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities

47969-47970 [2018-20521]

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Hazardous Materials California Meal and Rest Break Requirements

47961-47969 [2018-20542]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor

47960 [2018-20591]

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Acquisition and Operation Exemptions Seminole Gulf Railway, L.P.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.

47958 [2018-20528]

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Acquisition of Control All Aboard America! Holdings, Inc.-Acquisition of Control-Lux Bus America Co.

47958-47960 [2018-20550]

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