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FUNDING

Louisiana Governor's Task Force Recommends $700 Million Boost for Transportation (Advocate)

West Virginia Gas Tax to Go Down, and State Road Fund Takes the Hit (MetroNews)

Colorado DOT Proposes $1.41 Billion Budget to Cover $9 Billion in Projects (The Gazette)

Electronic Signs in Illinois Remain Dark Due to Stalled State Budget (Effingham Daily News)

STATE DOT NEWS

All Iowa DOT Snowplows Now Have GPS (Iowa Public Radio)

California DOT Director to Become Chair of TRB Board Executive Committee (East Valley Times)

Winners of Annual Georgia Transportation Awards Announced (Coosa Valley News)

SAFETY

Maryland First Responders Plead with Drivers to Move Over (WTOP Radio)

Montana Highway Patrol Calls $7.7 Million Proposed Budget Cut 'Irresponsible' (KTVQ-TV )

Portland, Oregon Adopts Plan to End Traffic Fatalities – But Doesn't Fund It (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

Drones to Give Massachusetts State Police Eagle Eye on Car Crashes (Boston Herald)

New York Governor Signs Bill to Trigger DOT Study of All Grade Crossings (The Examiner)

FREIGHT

Freight Rail Industry Improves Train Management in Chicago Region (American Journal of Transportation)

Port Stakeholders Get Update on Project that Would Give Hampton Roads Deepest Water on East Coast (Virginian-Pilot)

PASSENGER RAIL

Baltimore Amtrak Tunnel Replacement Would Cost $4 Billion (Baltimore Sun)

Vermont Seeks Input on Bus Links to Amtrak Station (Bennington Banner)

TRANSIT

NTSB: DC Metro Knew of Potentially Dangerous Track Conditions More Than a Year Before July Derailment (Washington Post)

Boston Leaders See New Use for Old Railroad Track (Boston Globe)

All Aboard Volvo's Very, Very Long Bus (Wired)

AVIATION

Customs, Immigration Reopen at Hawaii's Kona Airport Allowing Japan Flights (West Hawaii Today)

SECURITY

DEA Paid 'Volunteers' to Search Luggage, Mail for Drug Evidence (The Hill)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Artists, Activists Remember Traffic Victims, Hope to Change Policy (Next City)

$1.3 Million Park Trail to Connect Bastrop, Texas Parks to Chestnut Street (Austin American-Statesman)

OTHER

Fight Over 'Buy America' Provision Erupts in Congress (The Hill)

Galveston Cruise Terminal Continues to Expand as Passenger List Grows (Houston Chronicle)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

USDOT Asks Autonomous Vehicle Test Sites to 'Prove It' (FutureStructure)

BTS Opens New Fellows Program in Geospatial and Library Science (News release)

#TranspoStory: Meet Lessie (USDOT's Fast Lane blog)

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

A Performance-Based Highway Geometric Design Process (NCHRP Research Report)

Federal Register Information

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Meetings: Sixth RTCA SC-235 Non Rechargeable Lithium Batteries Plenary

87123-87124 [2016-28992]

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PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives: Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes

86975-86977 [2016-28621]

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Airworthiness Directives: Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

86977-86979 [2016-28620]

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RULES

Airworthiness Directives: Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

86912-86914 [2016-29064]

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Special Conditions: Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVII-G500 Airplanes; Electronic Flight-Control-System Mode Annunciation

86910-86912 [2016-28725]

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Buy America Waiver Notification

87124 [2016-28975]

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Buy America Waiver Notification

87124-87125 [2016-28970]

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Buy America Waiver Notification

87125 [2016-28973]

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RULES

Construction Manager/General Contractor Contracting

86928-86947 [2016-28977]

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MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection

87125-87126 [2016-29001]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Acquisition and Operation; Exemptions: Kokomo Rail, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Indian Creek Railroad Company

87122-87123 [2016-28943]

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Continuance in Control; Exemptions: Carload Express, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Delmarva Central Railroad Company

87123 [2016-28949]

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Lease Exemptions Containing Interchange Commitments: Delmarva Central Railroad Company-Lease and Operation Exemption With Interchange Commitment-Norfolk Southern Railway Company

87122 [2016-28950]

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