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STATE DOT NEWS

Virginia Governor-Elect Selects Shannon Valentine as Transportation Secretary, Stephen Birch as VDOT Commissioner (Virginian-Pilot)

Pennsylvania DOT Joins Other Departments in ‘Cabinet in Your Community’ Event (The Express)

Michigan DOT Allows Anxious Travelers to Watch Active Snow Plows Via Webcam (MLive)

Arizona DOT, DPS, GOHS Launch Safety Campaign to Minimize Risks of Wrong-Way Car Crash (ADOT)

FUNDING

Nebraska DOT Projects Roads Budget Gap of $6 Billion Over Next 20 Years (Omaha World-Herald)

$2.2 Billion Needed for Northern Colorado Highways; Tax Question Possible (Reporter-Herald)

Washington State Still Looking for Volunteers for ‘Pay-per-Mile’ Tax Pilot Program (KOMO-TV)

Opinion: Congress Must Preserve Private Bonds to Pay For Infrastructure (Henry Cisneros in The Hill)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Democrats Cool to Trump’s Infrastructure Pitch (Politico)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Hundreds Gather in Maryland, Hoping to Grab Piece of Planned Express Lanes Projects (WTOP Radio)

Ruling Makes Opening of Arizona’s South Mountain Freeway a Reality for Late 2019 (Phoenix New Times)

Hawai'i Mayors Pledge: 100% Renewable Ground Transportation by 2045 (Maui Now)

SAFETY

North Carolina DOT: Pilot Program on I-540 Will Help Curb Wrong-Way Crashes (WRAL-TV)

Oregon’s Move Over Law Expanding to Include Non-Emergency Vehicles Stopped on Side of Road (Oregon DOT)

FREIGHT

New Quebec Terminal to Compete with Major US Ports (Port Technology)

October 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (USDOT)

PASSENGER RAIL

New Amtrak Station Opens in Carlinville, Illinois (AP)

Amtrak Has Best Month Ever for Ticket Revenue (Amtrak)

Amtrak Launches FindYourWay App to Help Passengers Navigate New York Penn Station (Amtrak)

TRANSIT

Chicago Transit Authority Votes to Increase, Bus, Train Fares for First Time in Nine Years (WLS-TV)

Positive Train Control Deadlines in Jeopardy for Commuter Rail Lines (Journal News)

Hop Fastpass Partners with Google, Becoming First Virtual Transit Fare Card Available within Android Pay Globally (TriMet)

New Jersey DOT Announces Funding to Reduce Ferry Emissions (Ship & Bunker)

PLANNING

North Dakota DOT Seeking Public Comments on Transportation Improvements (KFYR-TV)

AVIATION

US and EU Agree to Expand Cooperation In Areas of Aviation Safety and Air Traffic Management Modernization (European Commission)

New Location Being Considered for Columbia, Missouri Airport Terminal (Columbia Daily Tribune)

FAA Needs To Enhance the Oversight and Management of Its Overflight Fee Program (USDOT Inspector General)

SECURITY

Transit Hubs Testing Machines That Detect Suicide Vests (WTTG-TV)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Los Angeles Officials Seek Regulation of Expanding Dockless Bike Rentals (KPCC Radio)

Pedestrian-Friendly Development Thwarted by Projects Along Charlotte’s Blue Line, Critics Say (Charlotte Observer)

Mercer Island, Washington Wins Grant Money for Ped/Bike Safety Project (Mercer Island Reporter)

Utah DOT Puts Road Clings Down to Remind Drivers, Walkers to Watch (Daily Herald)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

USDOT Advises Air Travelers and Colleges About Tour Packages to College Bowl Games (USDOT)

GAO Says USDOT Violated Anti-Lobbying Provision by Liking and Retweeting a Tweet (US GAO)

OTHER

Overnight Shooting Damages Louisiana DOTD Headquarters Building (The Advocate)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

NOTICES

Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0011

58819-58820 [2017-26939]

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RULES

Vessel Documentation Regulations-Technical Amendments

58749 [C1-2017-20023]

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Safety Zones: Delaware River, Pipeline Removal, Marcus Hook, PA

58742-58745 [2017-26935]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives: Airbus Airplanes

58772-58777 [2017-26362]

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RULES

Amendment of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in Specified Areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) Flight Information Region

58722-58728 [2017-26903]

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Airworthiness Directives: Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes

58707-58709 [2017-26833]

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Airworthiness Directives: The Boeing Company Airplanes

58709-58713 [2017-26619]

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Airworthiness Directives: Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau Gliders

58713-58715 [2017-26620]

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Airworthiness Directives: Airbus Airplanes

58715-58718 [2017-26627]

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Airworthiness Directives: Airbus Airplanes

58718-58722 [2017-26842]

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program: TxDOT Audit #4 Report

59206-59212 [2017-26947]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Acquisition Exemptions: City and County of Denver-Acquisition Exemption-Western Stock Show Association in the City and County of Denver, CO

59205-59206 [2017-26969]

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