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STATE DOT NEWS

Lorie Tudor Named ARDOT Director (Arkansas DOT)

Transportation Secretary Hiring Reform Advances (WTVQ-TV)

Congestion, I-35 improvements, self-driving cars: One-on-one with TxDOT district engineer for Austin region (KVUE-TV)

A bill to tighten UDOT restrictions on eminent domain is killed in committee (Salt Lake Tribune)

511 Wisconsin System Upgraded, New App Available (WMVT-TV)

Meet The Mastermind Behind The DelDOT Message Boards (WRDE-TV)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

Atlanta-area voters OK sales tax extension to fund MARTA service (Progressive Railroading)

Arizona would double its gas tax to pay for road repair under bill at Legislature (Arizona Republic)

SAFETY

SF Transportation Leaders Outline Rideshare Safety Concerns (NBC Bay Area)

Bright lights, big city: How Philly’s new streetlights could make us safer (WHYY)

INFRASTRUCTURE

USCG Commandant says infrastructure 'antiquated' and 'crumbling' (WVEC-TV)

NSBA Recognizes 19 Outstanding American Bridges (American Institute of Steel Construction)

Broadband projects could be linked to toll roads (The Ledger)

CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES

States and the Fiscal Constraints Autonomous Vehicles May Bring (Governing)

Autonomous Shuttles Are Beginning to Close Real Transit Gaps (Government Technology)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

SCDOT Commission Moves Forward with Rural Interstate Improvement Projects for Portions of I-26, I-95 (SCDOT)

DDOT reveals plan to decrease traffic, improve bus routes on 14th Street (WUSA-TV)

NCDOT considers allowing drivers onto I-77 shoulders to ease traffic congestion (WSOC-TV)

Tree removal along Connecticut highways unsightly, but necessary, DOT says (Middletown Press)

Kinston bypass route selected by D.O.T. (WITN-TV)

MOBILITY

PlanetM To Assist Four Michigan Mobility Startups (MITechNews.com)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Lawmakers pitch $2M study on extending Metro to Quantico, other transit options (InsideNoVa)

Los Angeles considers plan to let transit riders skip lines at LAX (Smart Cities Dive)

PLANNING

Study says downtown Huntsville showing growth, but transportation improvements needed (WHNT-TV)

AVIATION

Comprehensive Alaska Aviation Safety Approach Needed (NTSB)

Not on the Radar - Airport hotel plans denied by FAA (The Other Paper)

How group led to ‘free speech booth’ at St. Louis airport (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks to Provide Clarity on Unfair and Deceptive Practices in Aviation Consumer Protection (USDOT)

Legal Issues Related to Large-Scale Airport Construction Projects (ACRP Legal Research Digest)

WATER

Volatile L.A., Long Beach port truck fee issue postponed (Daily Breeze)

Shipping lines, ports count cost as coronavirus hits supply chains (Reuters)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

Senators warn of threats posed by Chinese rail companies (Axios)

TSA shines a light on insider threats (GCN)

Concord Coach Lines won’t block Border Patrol searches of buses (Concord Monitor)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Nation's longest enclosed pedestrian walkway to be built in Oakland County (WXYZ-TV)

County hopes to improve pedestrian safety with ActiveFairfax plan (Fairfax Times)

Advocates push for safer pedestrian crossings in downtown Kansas City (KCTV-TV)

South Side neighborhood mounts campaign to halt mid-point Greenway access (Press & Sun Bulletin)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

MARAD’s Buzby: National Maritime Strategy ‘a Matter of National Will’ (Seapower)

EDC News - February 20, 2020 (FHWA)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

NOTICES

Request for Applications National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; Initial Solicitation for Members

10179-10180 [2020-03492]

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

NOTICES

Alternative Methods for Calculating Off-cycle Credits under the Light-duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program Applications From Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation

10162-10164 [2020-03510]

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RULES

Air Quality State Implementation Plans; Approvals and Promulgations Air Plan Approval; MS; Revisions to the State Implementation Plan Approved by EPA Through Letter

10070-10074 [2020-02612]

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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: Bird/Other Wildlife Strike Report

10212 [2020-03453]

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Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program Florida DOT Audit #3 Report

10212-10216 [2020-03465]

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PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop Engines

10099-10102 [2020-03248]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace Siren, WI

10102-10104 [2020-03299]

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RULES

Amendment of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-71 and Area Navigation Route T-285 Due to the Decommissioning of the Winner, SD, VOR

10052-10053 [2020-03280]

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Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes V-82, V-217, and T-383 in the Vicinity of Baudette, MN

10054-10055 [2020-03282]

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Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-7 in the Vicinity of Sheboygan, WI

10055-10057 [2020-03283]

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Airworthiness Directives The Boeing Company Airplanes

10036-10042 [2020-03427]

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Airworthiness Directives Textron Aviation, Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Cessna Aircraft Company)

10043-10047 [2020-03276]

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Airworthiness Directives Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines

10047-10049 [2020-03329]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace Shawnee, OK

10047-10049 [2020-03329]

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Establishment of Class E Airspace Alpine, NY

10049-10050 [2020-03471]

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PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Hazardous Materials California Meal and Rest Break Requirements

10216-10218 [2020-03449]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Abandonment Exemption; Discontinuance Exemption Eighteen Thirty Group, LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Allegany County, MD.; Georges Creek Railway-Discontinuance Exemption-in Allegany County, MD

10203 [2020-03489]

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Lease Amendment and Operation Exemption Louisiana & Delta Railroad, Inc. - Union Pacific Railroad Company

10203-10204 [2020-03494]

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US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

NOTICES

Meetings Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board-Notice of Public Meetings

10218 [2020-03448]

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Meetings Air Carrier Access Act Advisory Committee

10218-10219 [2020-03468]

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