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STATE DOT NEWS

New York State DOT Commissioner Matt Driscoll to Head Thruway Authority (Times Union)

Iowa DOT Builds CDL Exam App to Improve Pass Rate (Transport Topics)

FUNDING

Missouri Transportation Task Force to Hear Testimony Today (Missourinet)

Despite Party Switch, West Virginia GOP to Oppose Governor’s Road Bond Referendum (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

How Cars Help Fuel Municipal Budgets (Government Technology)

Mississippi Senate Panel To Again Study Transportation Woes (Daily Journal)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Brickell Tunnel Under Miami River Gets MPO’s Unanimous OK (Miami Today)

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to Close Every Weeknight for Eight Months (Windsor Star)

Florida DOT Says New Pylons in I-95 Express Lanes Are Working (Miami Herald)

Driving on Left Side of Road to Get More Common in Northern Virginia (WTOP Radio)

TECHNOLOGY

New York City DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg Discusses Smart Communities (ITE Talks Transportation podcast)

New North Carolina Turnpike Authority Technology Dropping Prices on NC Quick Pass Transponders (Triad Business Journal)

As Transportation Tech Hits New Age, New Mexico Legislation Lags Behind (New Mexico Political Report)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure Is Topic in Chao’s Visit to Nebraska (Omaha World-Herald)

SAFETY

Georgia Officials in Savannah for Three-Day Highway Safety Conference (WTOC-TV)

FREIGHT

Port of Virginia Orders Four New Cranes (Virginia Business)

Utah Inland Port Committee Launches Feasibility Study (Utah Business)

PASSENGER RAIL

STB Gives CSX Until Tomorrow to ID Fixes to Problems that Accelerate Amtrak Delays (Journal & Courier)

TRANSIT

A Fatal Heart Attack on Metrolink Prompts Calls for Defibrillators on Commuter Trains (Los Angeles Times)

Honolulu Rail Transit: Potential 16% Savings (Hawai’i Public Radio)

Trump Signs Resolution to Improve Safety at DC Metro (Washington Post)

Memphis Area Transit Authority Eyes Costly Expansion to Drastically Reduce Wait Times (Commercial Appeal)

Officials Tout BRT Which Will Run Over New Tappan Zee Bridge (News 12 Westchester)

Fare-Free Transit Boosts Ridership in Merced, California (Streetsblog Cal)

AVIATION

USDOT Announces $282.6 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 67 Airports in 29 States (FAA)

South Dakota Aeronautics Commission Tells DOT to Bring Financial Information (Capital Journal)

SECURITY

Members Resign from White House Council on Infrastructure Security (The Hill)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Richmond, Virginia’s Long-Awaited Bikeshare System Launches Next Week (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Stamford, Connecticut Pedestrian Advocates Seek Better Solution to Safety Concerns (Stamford Advocate)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

2018 TRB Annual Meeting: Patricia L. Mokhtarian, 2018 Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lectureship Recipient (TRB)

OTHER

It Could Cost More to Cross Through Laredo Ports of Entry (KGNS-TV)

Maritime Industry in Washington State Faces Aging Crisis (The Herald)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

NOTICES

Safety Zones: Mississippi River; New Orleans, LA

39972-39974 [2017-17479]

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RULES

Drawbridge Operations: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Matanzas River, St. Augustine, FL

39955 [2017-17819]

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Safety Zones: Marine Event Held in the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone

39955-39957 [2017-17867]

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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

NOTICES

Notice of Agreements Filed

39999-40000 [2017-17776]

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FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors

40058 [2017-17903]

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