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FUNDING

Mixed Reviews for Proposed Reintroduction of Tolls to Connecticut Highways (Fairfield County Business Journal)

Report: Colorado Needs More Funding For Public Transit (KKCO)

$115 Million Texas Funding Bump Would Get Waco I-35 Project Rolling (Waco Tribune)

STATE DOT NEWS

Washington State Ferries Looks to Train Workforce of Its Future as Retirements Loom (Seattle Times)

Behind the Scenes at the Wisconsin DOT Traffic Operations Center (WBAY-TV)

Pennsylvania Governor Announces 'PennDOT Connects,' New Transportation-Project Approach (Pennsylvania DOT)

Texas Transportation Commission Discusses 10-Year, $70 Billion Project Plan to Improve Transportation in State (TxDOT)

Michael DeMers Joins Missouri DOT as Director of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding (MoDOT)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

Connecticut’s Transportation Congestion a Hurdle for Businesses, Commuters (New Haven Register)

Tennessee DOT Explains Why ‘Zipper Merge’ Not in State (KTVF-TV)

New Hampshire DOT Uses Sensors to Monitor Slippery Roads During Winter Storms (WMUR-TV)

Major Transportation Projects Transforming Atlanta’s Southside (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Trump to Map Out Infrastructure Ideas in Address to Congress (The Hill)

The Backup Plan on Trump’s Infrastructure Package (Axios)

SAFETY

New York State DMV Cracking Down on Railroad Crossing Violations (Rye City Review)

FREIGHT

Lubbock Mayor, Texas DOT Discuss Freight Mobility and Transportation (KAMC-TV)

December 2016 North American Freight Numbers (USDOT)

PASSENGER RAIL

Colorado Senate Passes Bill to Study Rail Line Between Pueblo and Fort Collins (KMGH-TV)

Restored Sacramento Train Station Revealed (KTXL-TV)

Legislation Proposed to Halt Houston-Dallas Bullet Train (The Cougar)

TRANSIT

Traffic Congestion Worsens as Transit Ridership Falls (The Hill)

Minnesota Digs Into Driverless Bus Technology (BridgeTower Media Newswire)

AVIATION

Report Calls for Air Traffic Control Reform Ahead of FAA Reauthorization (The Hill)

Arkansas Legislation Would Change Name of Clinton National Airport (KARK/KARZ-TV)

Pennsylvania Governor Announces Four Airports to Expand, Rehabilitate Facilities with State Multimodal Investments (Governor Wolf’s Office)

Pilot Safety: Developing Personal Minimums (USDOT's Fast Lane blog)

SECURITY

Passengers Demand Answers Following Intense Customs Scrutiny on Domestic Flight at JFK Airport (WNBC-TV)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Tennessee Cycling Leader Pedals for Local Transit Options (Times Free Press)

Maryland Legislation Aimed to Increase Pedestrian, Bicycle Rider Safety (WBAL-TV)

PLANNING

Public Transportation Volume 5: Planning and Parking (Transportation Research Record)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The President Who Was a Mining Engineer (USDOT's Fast Lane blog)

EDC News - February 23 (FHWA)

Federal Register Information

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

RULES

Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-235 and V-293 in the Vicinity of Cedar City, Utah

11505 [2017-03544]

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Airworthiness Directives: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Previously Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH) Helicopters

11502-11504 [2017-02856]

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Federal Agency Actions: Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Interstate Highway 35 East (I-35E) From U.S. Highway 67 (US 67) to I-30 and US 67 From I-20 to I-35E, Dallas County, Texas

11691-11692 [2017-03489]

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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

NOTICES

Financial Responsibility for Indemnification of Passengers for Nonperformance of Transportation-Cap Adjustment

11574-11575 [2017-03650]

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FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing; Exemption Applications: J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Schneider National Carriers, Inc., Werner Enterprises, Inc., Knight Transportation, Inc., Dupre Logistics, Inc. and Maveric Transportation, LLC Application for Exemption

11692-11693 [2017-03720]

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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD

NOTICES

Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

11663-11666 [2017-03578]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

RULES

United States Rail Service Issues-Performance Data Reporting

11515 [C1-2017-02492]

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