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STATE DOT NEWS

Colorado DOT Selects David Krutsinger as Director for Transit and Rail Division (Windsor Now)

Cameras Show Wildlife Using Montana DOT Underpasses (Great Falls Tribune)

FUNDING

Colorado Governor Seeks Money for Education and Transportation in State of the State Speech (Colorado Public Radio)

Louisiana Governor to Announce $600 Million Transportation Plan Today (The Advocate)

States Eye Rolling Out More Toll Roads to Help Fill Coffers (Stateline)

Harlingen, Texas Mulls Bridge Tolls to Help Fund $5 Million Transit Center (Valley Morning Star)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Arkansas DOT Survey Finds 73% of People Aren’t Satisfied with Road Conditions (KATV-TV)

North Carolina DOT’s Largest Rail Infrastructure Improvement Program Wraps Up (Railway Track and Structures)

Pennsylvania DOT Closes Chester Hill Bridge (The Progress)

TECHNOLOGY

Senator Cortez Masto Wants Bill to Enhance Technology in Transportation (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Beyond the Car: How Tech Firms Are Exploring the Future of Transport (AFP)

Information Technology, Geospatial Information and Advanced Computing (Transportation Research Record)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Highway 99 Tunnel in Seattle Will Open to Traffic this Fall, the State and Contractors Say (Seattle Times)

FREIGHT

Port of Virginia Breaks Container-Volume Record for Sixth Year (AP)

American Railways Ask NAFTA Members to Stick with Deal (Western Producer)

Michigan Trucking Companies Struggle to Find Drivers (Transport Topics)

PASSENGER RAIL

House Dems Introduce Train Safety Bill After Deadly Amtrak Crash (The Hill)

Washington State Lawmakers Grill Amtrak and WSDOT Officials After Train Derailment (KOMO)

Amtrak Restores Train Service Through Santa Barbara County After Mudslide (The Tribune)

TRANSIT

Nashville Council Overwhelmingly Endorses Holding Referendum on Mayor’s $5.4 Billion Transit Plan (The Tennessean)

Transit Ridership in Los Angeles County is on the Decline (KCET-TV)

Connecticut DOT Launches Website for CTrail Hartford Line (Record-Journal)

NTSB to Announce Cause of Fatal Hoboken, New Jersey Train Crash Next Month (NJ Advance Media)

Tampa Bay Transit: How Rapid Buses Left Light Rail in the Dust (Tampa Bay Times)

PLANNING

Rogue River Partners with Oregon DOT to Update Transportation Plan (KTVL-TV)

Puget Sound Regional Council Issues Updated ‘Vision 2040’ with $40 Billion (Everett Herald)

Seattle’s DOT Is Rethinking Transportation Equity (NextCity)

AVIATION

BTS Statistics Release: October 2017 US Airline Traffic Data (USDOT)

BTS Releases November Airline Full-Time and Part-Time Employment Data (USDOT)

SECURITY

House Sets Its Sights on DHS Guns, Tech, Cybersecurity (WFED Radio)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Aurora, Illinois Finalizes Transportation Center Project, Including Pedestrian Bridge Over Fox River (Beacon-News)

Cold and Snow Mean Increased Risk to Pedestrians in Maine (Kennebec Journal)

Pedestrian-Bicyclist Path to Connect Two Historic Jacksonville, Florida Neighborhoods (WJXT-TV)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

How an Automated Car Platoon Works (USDOT's Connections blog)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

TRB Picks New Leaders, Honors Others for Service, Achievements (Transport Topics)

OTHER

Our Rivers and Streams Are Getting Saltier (Michigan Radio)

Federal Register Information

ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

PROPOSED RULES

Regulatory Agenda: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda ,

1928–1929 [2017–28233]

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COAST GUARD

PROPOSED RULES

Safety Zones: Cape Fear River, NC

1599-1602 [2018-00421]

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Special Local Regulations: Chesapeake Bay, between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD

1597-1599 [2018-00420]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

PROPOSED RULES

Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Modifications: Proposed Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Richmond, IN

1582-1584 [2018-00376]

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Airworthiness Directives: Airbus Airplanes

1579-1582 [2018-00342]

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Class E Airspace; Revocation and Amendments: Philipsburg, PA

1584-1586 [2018-00395]

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RULES

Airworthiness Directives: Airbus Airplanes

1527-1529 [2018-00343]

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Airworthiness Directives: The Boeing Company Airplanes

1529-1532 [2018-00256]

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Airworthiness Directives: Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes

1532-1535 [2018-00339]

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Airworthiness Directives: Airbus Airplanes

1535-1537 [2018-00345]

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Class D Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Amendments: Fort Eustis, VA

1537-1538 [2018-00397]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Acquisitions and Operation Exemptions: Elkhart & Western Railroad Co.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of CSX Transportation, Inc. Between Monon and Monticello, in White County, Ind.

1656 [2018-00419]

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Regulatory Agenda: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

2028 [2017-28248]

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US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

PROPOSED RULES

Regulatory Agenda: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda ,

1898-1923 [2017-28231]

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