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STATE DOT NEWS

Tennessee Governor-Elect Names Clay Bright as Transportation Commissioner (Times Free Press)

Viadoom Traffic, Day 2: Washington State DOT Response Teams Prevented Regional Gridlock (Seattle Times)

Utah DOT and Habitat for Humanity Partner to Reuse Materials from Homes Scheduled for Demolition (UDOT)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

State DOT Leaders Urge Federal Action on Long-Term Infrastructure Funding (Transport Topics)

Gas-Tax Increase Has Paid Off for Montana (Montana Standard editorial)

Indiana Governor Wants to Raise Toll Road Rates to Fund $1 Billion Infrastructure Plan (Indianapolis Star)

Lawsuit Seeks to Roll Back Indiana’s Truck Toll Hikes (Commercial Carrier Journal)

INFRASTRUCTURE

North Dakota Legislators Dig Into ‘Operation Prairie Dog’ Amid Infrastructure Proposals (Bismarck Tribune)

Old Tappan Zee Bridge Plunges Into Hudson River in Spectacular Controlled Explosion (ABC News)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

A No-Driver Shuttle is Coming to Utah - as an Experiment (The Salt Lake Tribune)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

West Virginia Parkways Authority Sees No Issues on First Day of Toll Increase (MetroNews)

Maryland Governor’s Plan to Ease Road Congestion Struggles to Win Support (Maryland Matters)

Wyoming DOT to Eye Transit Options in Snake River Bridge Process (Jackson Hole News & Guide)

The 'Mother Of Construction Projects' Begins in Miami (WLRN-FM)

SAFETY

Need for Speed a Recipe for Disaster, Governors Highway Safety Association Says (Houston Chronicle)

New York Governor to Propose Stretch Limo Ban Following Fatal Crash (The Hill)

DC Names New Traffic Safety Office Director - a Transportation Policy Veteran (The Washington Post)

MOBILITY

Four Michigan Ideas to Fill Transit Gaps Awarded $4.7 Million in Mobility Challenge Grants (MLive)

FREIGHT

Port of Oakland Records Best Year in Cargo Movement (San Francisco Chronicle)

RAIL

Amtrak Wants to Bring Passenger Rail Back to Rockford, Illinois (WREX-TV)

Vermont Claims Rail-Crossing Authority (Rutland Herald)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Train Ridership Continues to Fall in New Mexico (Albuquerque Journal)

New MARTA Technology Will Turn Lights Green for Buses to Relieve Traffic (WSB-TV)

AVIATION

FAA Recalls Workers to Address Air Safety Concerns (New York Times)

Judge Denies Request to Pay Air Traffic Controllers, Other Federal Workers During Shutdown (NBC News)

WATER

Port of Alaska Upgrade Begins with Funds Pending (KTVA-TV)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

Wait Times Normal at Most Airports, TSA Says, As More Agents Call Out Sick (NPR)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Portland, Oregon Riders Say They’re Skipping Cars, Thanks to Electric Scooters (The Verge)

New Transit Group Wants to Steer Cities Toward Better Scooter Policy (Curbed)

Rail Trail Breaks Ground in Santa Cruz, California (Good Times)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Chao Calls on Automakers to ‘Step Up’ and Educate Public on AVs (Smart Cities Dive)

OTHER

Transportation Stocks Sink After US Supreme Court Backs Trucker in Arbitration Case (CNBC)

Federal Register Information

No Transportation-Related Federal Register Items Were Published Today

NOTICES

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