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Daily Transportation Update

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FUNDING

Tennessee House Hits Brakes on Transportation Funding Bills (Times Free Press)

New York to Boost Rural Transportation Funds by $32 Million (WNYT-TV)

City, County Leaders Back Eight-Cent Increase in Montana Gas Tax (KTVH-TV)

Bill Aims to Put Mass Transit Funds Where Utah Populations Need It Most (Deseret News)

California Voters Could Make It Easier to Raise Taxes to Build Transit Under New Legislation (Los Angeles Times)

Two Bills Alive to Boost Transportation in Mississippi, No Complete Proposal (Daily Journal)

Colorado Legislative Leaders Still Seeking Ways Forward on Transportation Funding, Rare Common Ground (Denverite)

STATE DOT NEWS

First Year of RhodeWorks Fulfills Promises, Delivers on Improving Rhode Island’s Crumbling Roads and Bridges (RIDOT)

Maryland Administration Officials Refuse Compromise in Transportation Fight (Baltimore Sun)

Connecticut Moves to Close Highway Rest Stops (Connecticut Post)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

FHWA Announces $1 Million for Emergency Repairs to Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Nevada (FHWA)

AASHTO NEWS

National Cooperative Highway Research Program Publishes New Communications Guide for State DOTs (Traffic Technology Today)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Senate Dem Wants to Work with Trump on Infrastructure (The Hill)

FREIGHT

Maryland Port Acquires Land for Large Seagirt Expansion (Baltimore Sun)

A Review of the USDOT Plan for Analyzing and Testing Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brakes (TRB Letter Report)

PASSENGER RAIL

Amtrak Inks Deal for New Headquarters Near Union Station (Washington Business Journal)

Concern Over All Aboard Florida's Brightline Prompts Lawmakers to Consider Rail Regulations (Palm Beach Post)

TRANSIT

Tri-Rail to Roll Commuter Rail Into Downtown Miami by Year’s End (Miami Today)

Pop-Up Bus Lane in Everett, Massachusetts Means Shorter Rides for Both Drivers and Transit Users (CityLab)

While Transit Use Declines Elsewhere, It’s Booming in Seattle (Seattle Times)

Mass Transit Bills Moving in Georgia General Assembly (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Transit At Center of Debate of Hillborough County, Florida's Transit-Less Transportation Plan (Tampa Bay Times)

AVIATION

Groups Revive Debate Over Passenger Fees for Airport Upgrades (The Hill)

American Airlines Introduces Nine Boarding Groups That 'Would Make Even an Aristocrat Blush' (Marketwatch)

SAFETY

Trump Eyes Easing Obama Rules for Sprawling Pipeline Network (Bloomberg)

Kentucky House Passes Bill to Ease Transportation of Large Farm Equipment (WEHT)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Report: Hawaii Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians Over 65 (KHON-TV)

TECHNOLOGY

Money, Resources Pouring in to Smart Columbus Transportation Program (Columbus Dispatch)

Reagan Transportation Secretary Excited About Drones and Self-Driving Cars (Daily Pennsylvanian)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

How USDOT Discovered Its Network Was Compromised by Shadow IT (CIO)

President Lincoln, Transportation Engineer (USDOT's Fast Lane blog)

USDOT Headquarters Hosts African-American Heritage Event (USDOT's Fast Lane blog)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Safety Zones: Loop Parkway Bridge-Long Creek, Hempstead, NY

11403-11405 [2017-03498]

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Special Local Regulations: Black Warrior River; Tuscaloosa, AL

11401-11403 [2017-03499]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

PROPOSED RULES

Establishment of Temporary Restricted Areas: Proposed Establishment of Temporary Restricted Areas R-2509E, R-2509W, and R-2509N; Twentynine Palms, CA

11414-11415 [2017-03535]

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Establishment of Temporary Restricted Areas: Proposed Establishment of Temporary Restricted Areas R-2920A and R-2920B; Santa Rosa Island, FL

11415-11417 [2017-03537]

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Establishment of Temporary Restricted Areas: Proposed Establishment of Temporary Restricted Area R-5602; Fort Sill, OK

11417-11419 [2017-03539]

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