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Daily Transportation Update

News

FREIGHT

AASHTO Highlights Safety, Formula Funding at Freight System Hearing (AASHTO Journal)

East Coast ports poised to poach even more boxes from West (American Shipper)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

FCC’s 5.9 GHz Reallocation Plan Debated at House Hearing (AASHTO Journal)

Why local, state leaders feel recent transportation tech challenge was a success (Forsyth County News)

The Michigan Council On Future Mobility, Driverless Cars, Toll Roads And Electric Vehicle Charging (Talking Michigan Transportation podcast)

REAUTHORIZATION

Lack of Reauthorization Could Imperil Future Transportation Infrastructure Spending (AASHTO Journal)

E-commerce Poised To Influence Next Surface Transportation Bill (FreightWaves)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

USDOT Releases ‘Rule for Rules,’ Codifying Reforms (AASHTO Journal)

Considerations of Current and Emerging Transportation Management Center Data (FHWA Office )

SAFETY

Colorado Department of Transportation shifting toward safer methods of protecting busy highways from avalanches (Summit Daily)

Texas Wants to Eliminate Traffic Deaths By 2050. Is It Possible? (D)

New Report Calls for "Individualized Justice" Approach to Targeting High-Risk Impaired Drivers (Governors Highway Safety Association)

NDHP Moves Closer To Making Vision Zero A Reality (Dickinson Press)

Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana police join forces for ‘Eyes on 94’ initiative (WDIV-TV)

Department of Justice Investigating the Maker of Controversial Guardrail (WRC-TV)

STATE DOT NEWS

Caltrans Investigations Find Waste And Wrongdoing In State Transportation Programs (Los Angeles Times)

Governor Unveils Details of Trucks-Only Toll Transportation Plan (WVIT-TV)

IDOT reclassifying jobs to protect them from patronage (State Journal-Register)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

Trucking Scores a Win in Rhode Island Tolls Case (Transport Topics)

Massachusetts Lawmakers Propose Expanding Highway Tolls, Charging Drivers By The Mile (WBZ-TV)

Kentucky Chamber CEO: ‘We need to raise the gas tax’ (Lane Report)

Fees Are On The Horizon For All Of That Amazon Ordering, Electric Vehicle Buying And Uber Riding You’ve Been Doing (Colorado Public Radio)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Ribbon-cutting marks opening of final bridge of Greenville's I-85/I-385 Gateway Project (WYFF-TV)

CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES

Self-Driving Trucks and Presidential Politics (Transport Topics)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Fitch Ratings: More Growth Expected for Managed Lanes (AASHTO Journal)

85/385 Gateway Project Update (South Carolina DOT)

CONGRESS

U.S. Lawmaker Says Uber Must Take Action After Disclosing Sexual Assault Reports (New York Times)

MOBILITY

On-Demand Transportation Can Help Solve The Urban Mobility Crisis (Cities Today)

RAIL

FDOT Secretary Directs Unprecedented Rail Safety Measures, Launches Statewide Education Initiative (Florida DOT)

Amtrak says growing demand makes case for US rail funding (Business Traveller)

New Amtrak trains to stimulate US economy (Transportation Today)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Kansas City becomes first major U.S. city to make public transit free (Curbed)

TX: City commits to $5M transit center (Valley Morning Star)

Albuquerque’s new rapid service on Route 66 sees 5th crash (AP)

SEPTA Points To Possible Cause Of Monday’s Key Card Problems (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Birmingham bus rapid transit system target now 2022 (AL.com)

PLANNING

Wisconsin Highway Commission Won’t Advance New Major Projects After Five-Year Hiatus (Daily Reporter)

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Draft Of Northeast States' Plan To Cut Transportation Emissions Due Out This Month (New Hampshire Public Radio)

AVIATION

FAA seeks $3.9 million fine from Boeing for defective parts on 737 NG planes (Reuters)

Hoeven Outlines North Dakota UAS Leadership, Airport Projects To FAA Administrator (WZFG Radio)

Premium intercity bus lines launching new airport-oriented services (Metro)

WATER

Port Of Wilmington Sees Improvements (The Packer)

Proposed land trade may turn the tide for Sitka’s maritime industry (KCAW Radio)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

Congressmen Call on TSA to Prevent Human Trafficking (Insider NJ)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Report: More State DOTs Deploying Bicycle Safety Plans (AASHTO Journal)

DC Regional Coalition Wants To Grow Trail Network To Nearly 900 Miles (Washington Post)

Florida Bill Would Allow Use Of E-Bikes Anywhere Regular Bikes Are Allowed (Florida Politics)

AASHTO NEWS

AASHTO Makes Committee Chair Appointments, Reappointments (AASHTO Journal)

Winners Named in 2nd Annual NOCoE TSMO Competition (AASHTO Journal)

ASSOCIATION NEWS

ARTBA’s Real Growth Forecast for 2020 Transportation Construction Market (ARTBA)

INTERNATIONAL

France transport strikes paralyze weekend travel (Deutsche Welle)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

Managing Transportation Systems in a Fast-Changing World (Transportation Research Circular)

OTHER

Transportation Equity, Health, and Aging: A Novel Approach to Healthy Longevity with Benefits Across the Life Span (National Academy of Medicine)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Safety Zone Fireworks Displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District

67187 [2019-26471]

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Safety Zone Ohio River, Brookport, IL

67187-67189 [2019-26472]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Discontinuation of Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) in the Contiguous United States

67336-67337 [2019-26386]

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Closure of Airport Orange City Municipal Airport, Orange City, Iowa, Friday, January 31, 2020

67334-67335 [2019-26455]

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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Cities of Mendota and Reedley, California

67336 [2019-26468]

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PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives Airbus Helicopters

67246-67248 [2019-26428]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus Helicopters

67248-67251 [2019-26430]

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Airworthiness Directives Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters

67251-67253 [2019-26425]

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RULES

Airworthiness Directives Dassault Aviation Airplanes

67169-67171 [2019-26450]

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Airworthiness Directives Dassault Aviation Airplanes

67171-67174 [2019-26402]

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Airworthiness Directives The Boeing Company Airplanes

67174-67176 [2019-26401]

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Airworthiness Directives The Boeing Company Airplanes

67176-67179 [2019-26399]

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Airworthiness Directives The Boeing Company Airplanes

67179-67183 [2019-26400]

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

RULES

Connect America Fund

67220-67236 [2019-26448]

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FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Entry-Level Driver Training; Application for Exemption United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

67337-67339 [2019-26183]

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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD

NOTICES

Sunshine Act Meetings

67302 [2019-26613]

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Meetings Actuarial Advisory Committee With Respect to the Railroad Retirement Account; Notice of Public Meeting

67302 [2019-26388]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Roster of Arbitrators-Annual Update

67334 [2019-26489]

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