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STATE DOT NEWS

Washington State Ferries Host First Ever Virtual Community Meetings (WSDOT)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

States Face Potential Loss of Transportation Funding (U.S. News & World Report)

N Carolina transportation cash bailout OK'd by legislature (AP)

With Tolls Out, Lamont Eyes ‘Risky’ GOP Plan (Connecticut Post)

New poll shows Mass. residents support ‘urgently needed’ changes to the transportation system, identify spending priorities (MassLive)

In the Trump Era, Transportation Funding Is Simple: Build Roads (CityLab)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure funding on the line in three New Orleans ballot measures (NOLA.com)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Garcetti Launches Venture to Address Los Angeles Transportation Challenges (City News Service)

CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES

Automated Vehicle Workshop Helps Practitioners Prepare For The Road Ahead (Catalyst)

SAFETY

FDOT To Remove All X-LITE Guardrails By End Of Year (WJXT-TV)

Michigan DOT Video ‘It’s A Crash, Not An Accident’ Explains Why The Distinction Is Important (MDOT)

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Funding Opportunity for Roadway Safety Tools (USDOT)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Nebraska Department of Transportation makes progress to reopen flooded Sand Hills highways (Omaha World-Herald)

A Proposal to Treat Icy Winter Roads with Beet Juice (Route Fifty)

DUI Victim’s Family Creates First-Of-Its-Kind Colorado Highway Memorial Sign (KDVR-TV)

FHWA Proposes Major Rewrite of Bridge Inspection Regulation (Engineering News-Record)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

New Signs Will Highlight US Bicycle Routes 76, 66 Across Kansas (Kansas DOT (PDF))

NYPD Considers Turning Traffic Lanes Into Pedestrian-Only Zones Along Busy 5th Avenue During Holiday Season (WCBS-TV)

Tampa unveils first ‘Crosswalks to Classrooms’ intersection as part of its Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic fatalities (Florida Politics)

Getting to the Curb: A Guide to Building Protected Bike Lanes That Work for Pedestrians (Walk San Francisco (PDF))

FREIGHT

September 2019 Freight Transportation Services Index (USDOT)

RAIL

Amtrak's presence in the Valley may be in jeopardy (KFSN-TV)

Former Rep. Todd Rokita’s Amtrak nomination moves forward to full Senate (WRTV-TV)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

MARTA prepares for region’s first bus rapid transit line (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Transit advocates call grant denial a 'wake-up call' (WTVF-TV)

Analysis of Recent Public Transit Ridership Trends (TCRP Research Report)

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

LA adds hundreds of EV chargers to streetlights, giving renters a place to plug in (Electrek)

California lawmakers risk 'gigantic costs' to cut emissions in transportation (Washington Examiner)

CONGRESS

Why We Formed the Future of Transportation Caucus (Streetsblog USA commentary)

AVIATION

Charlotte Douglas Airport's $39M east terminal expansion to open Friday (WSOC-TV)

Officials Eye Nighttime Operation Restrictions at Logan Airport (East Boston Times-Free Press)

U.S. Aviation Fatalities Increased in 2018 (NTSB)

WATER

Georgia Ports Authority Announces Record-Setting October Volumes (Maritime Executive)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

EDC News - November 14, 2019 (FHWA)

OTHER

Mayor releases strategic transportation plan, appoints DOT leader (Atlanta INTOWN)

AEM DC Office Hosts Surface Transportation Communicators (Association of Equipment Manufacturers)

Uber and Mayor Lightfoot battle over raising ride-hailing fees and congestion (Curbed Chicago)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Lifejacket Approval Harmonization

62546-62548 [2019-24836]

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Safety Zone Green River, Rumsey, KY

62452-62454 [2019-24845]

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Safety Zone Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL

62454 [2019-24821]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft

62563-62564 [2019-24829]

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PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines

62482-62485 [2019-24594]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus SAS Airplanes

62485-62488 [2019-24532]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus SAS Airplanes

62488-62491 [2019-24531]

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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

RULES

Licensing, Registration, Financial Responsibility Requirements, and General Duties for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries

62464-62468 [2019-24472]

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FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals Renewal of an Approved Information Collection Request: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders

62564-62565 [2019-24791]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Discontinuance of Service Exemption The Blacklands Railroad in Hunt, Delta, Hopkins, Franklin and Titus Counties, Tex.

62561-62562 [2019-24828]

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