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Daily Transportation Update

News

INFRASTRUCTURE

Governors Whitmer and Hogan: Governors across US firm up states' infrastructure (Detroit News editorial)

States Find Gas Tax Increases Still Not Paying for Infrastructure Funding (ForConstructionPros.com)

Transportation's looming overhaul (Axios)

Space Florida Awarded $90M Infrastructure Grant from U.S. Department of Transportation (Florida Trend)

STATE DOT NEWS

NCDOT working to cut down traffic throughout Charlotte with Continuous Flow Intersections (WBTV-TV)

VDOT developing solutions to improve safety, traffic flow on Routes 29 and 460 (WDBJ-TV)

Wisconsin DOT uses new technology to check out infrastructure underneath state highways (WLUK-TV)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

Michigan budget breakdown: Spending up $1.7B, but roads, higher ed cut (Detroit News)

Ken Sikkema and Bob Emerson have a plan to solve Michigan's transportation funding crisis (Talking Michigan Transportation podcast)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Ohio planners looking at a 30-year timeline for hyperloop project between Pittsburgh and Chicago (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES

Building trust key to getting drivers to accept automated vehicles in Wisconsin, experts say (Kenosha News)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

West Virginia Turnpike: Traffic Study Misses Mark By At Least 88 Miles (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

Gov. Burgum, state and local officials celebrate the early completion of the Main Avenue Phase 1 Reconstruction Project in Downtown Fargo (NDDOT)

SCDOT to replace High Hill creek bridge on Old Ebenezer Road (SCNow)

Plans for southern bridge in De Pere move forward (WBAY-TV)

CONGRESS

New Congressional Infrastructure Caucus Promotes Access, Resilience (Transport Topics)

SAFETY

Nearly Half of All Texas Traffic Deaths Come From Energy-Producing Areas (TxDOT)

CDOT launches new campaign to prevent motorcycle fatalities (KRDO News)

MOBILITY

Many Polled People Reconsidering Vehicle Ownership (Wards Auto)

FREIGHT

St. Louis and metro-east leaders work to turn region into freight ‘epicenter’ (Belleville News-Democrat)

RAIL

Two of Amtrak’s Illinois routes are among the worst-performing in the country, a new report shows (Chicago Tribune)

Activists Block Rail Line At Port Of Vancouver To Protest Canadian Pipeline (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

Freight Railroads Fight To Regain Shippers (Wall Street Journal)

Middlebury, Vergennes Prepare For Passenger Rail (Addison County Independent)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

‘Accessibility Laboratory’ Unveiled In Brooklyn Subway Station Testing Commuter Ideas For Disabled Riders (WABC-TV)

St. Petersburg Still On Board Bus Rapid Transit To The Beaches (Tampa Bay Times)

14th Street Busway Is Making Trips Faster, Encouraging More Trips (NY1 News)

PLANNING

TxDOT study plans for more growth along I-45 corridor in Montgomery and Harris counties (Houston Chronicle)

How do you fix traffic congestion in DC? Transportation planners say to move homes, not people (WUSA-TV)

AVIATION

DIA selects new contractors for Great Hall Project (KUSA-TV)

Airports and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Volume 2: Incorporating UAS into Airport Infrastructure— Planning Guidebook (ACRP Research Report)

WATER

West Coast Ports Show Early Signs of Slowdown Due to Tariffs (Transport Topics)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

The trauma of TSA for transgender travelers (CNN Travel)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Completed Section Of East Coast Greenway (Hartford Courant)

Elected officials urge DOT to install protected bike lanes along Cross Bay Boulevard after Corona cyclist was killed (QNS)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Highway Emergency Relief: Federal Highway Administration Should Enhance Accountability over Project Decisions (GAO)

FAA's Compliance and Enforcement Approach for Drones Could Benefit from Improved Communication and Data (GAO)

EDC Weekly News - October 17, 2019 (FHWA)

Transportation Management Centers: Streaming Video Sharing and Distribution - Final Report (FHWA)

OTHER

RI Turnpike And Bridge Director To Retire After 13 Years (Portsmouth, Rhode Island Patch)

Continued Increase in E-Commerce and Online Ordering Changes Landscape of Urban Transportation (National Law Review)

Response to Catastrophe Would Require Unified Effort (U.S. Department of Defense)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Safety Zone Allegheny River Mile 14.7 to Mile 15, Cheswick, PA

55862-55864 [2019-22751]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

RULES

Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Approvals and Promulgations Arkansas; Interstate Transport Requirements for the 2010 1-Hour SO2

55864-55865 [2019-22545]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

RULES

Airworthiness Directives Airbus SAS Airplanes

55859-55861 [2019-22603]

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, etc. Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Multimodal Project in Allston, Massachusetts

56009-56010 [2019-22796]

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FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

56010-56011 [2019-22743]

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Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

56011-56012 [2019-22742]

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Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review

56012-56013 [2019-22744]

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NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Petition for Temporary Exemption Audi of America; Receipt of Petition for Temporary Exemption From FMVSS No. 111

56013-56017 [2019-22769]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Control Exemption Rio Grande Pacific Corporation - Big Spring Rail System, Inc.

55994-55995 [2019-22881]

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Lease and Operation Exemption Vermilion Valley Railroad Company - CSX Transportation, Inc.

55994 [2019-22716]

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Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption Norfolk Southern Railway Company - The Kansas City Southern Railway Company

55993-55994 [2019-22740]

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PROPOSED RULES

Methodology for Determining the Railroad Industry's Cost of Capital

55897-55900 [2019-22748]

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