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Daily Transportation Update

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FUNDING

Hawaii House Speaker Mulls Road Tolls, Rail Tax (AP)

Wisconsin Assembly Republicans Call for $300 Million in New Transportation Revenue, Tax Cuts (Journal Times)

Tennessee Lawmakers Already Developing Alternatives to Governor's Gas Tax Plan (The Tennessean)

Poll: Americans Want to Rebuild Roads, Bridges, But Not at Cost of Taxes (Reuters)

STATE DOT NEWS

Colorado DOT Fires Transportation Audit Chief for Alleged Embezzlement, Launches Criminal Investigation (Denver Post)

Wyoming DOT's New 511 Map Offers More Functionality (WYDOT)

Washington State Ferry Ridership Surges to Highest Level in a Decade (WSDOT)

ROADWAYS & VEHICLES

USDOT Names 10 Proving Ground Sites for Testing Autonomous Vehicles (Government Technology)

Nevada DOT to Use New Active Traffic Management System for Next Phase of Project Neon (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Feds Sign Off on $1.2 Billion Overhaul of I-70 Across North Denver (Denver Business Journal)

Bill to OK Pro-Police Blue Lines Introduced in US House (NJ Advance Media)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Aging Roads and Bridges Take a Toll on Montana Drivers (KXLH-TV)

SAFETY

South Carolina DOT Unveils Road Safety Program (SCDOT)

FREIGHT

Truck Parking Debate Hangs Over USDOT Move to Expand Rest Area Services (Commercial Carrier Journal)

As Ethanol Production Grows, So Do Spills in Midwest (KCCI-TV)

BTS Statistics Release: November 2016 North American Freight Numbers (Bureau of Transportation Statistics)

PASSENGER RAIL

Amtrak Relocating Half Its Denver Workforce to Nebraska (Denver Post)

Saratoga & North Creek Railway Pulls Plug on Winter Snow Trains (Post-Star)

TRANSIT

Downtown Denver Survey Shows People Are Opting to Drive Over Using Public Transit (KMGH-TV)

National Public Transportation Safety Plan (FTA)

FTA Announces $5 Million Funding Opportunity to Improve Transit Options for Tribal Residents (FTA)

Transit Safety and Oversight Spotlight (FTA)

AVIATION

Houston Airports Now Tracking Phone Signals to Provide Checkpoint Data (KTRK-TV)

BTS Statistics Release: November 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data (Bureau of Transportation Statistics)

SECURITY

Departing TSA Chief Leaves Behind Better Training, Tech (USA Today)

PEDESTRIANS/BICYCLES

Portland, Oregon's New Bikeshare Marks Some Early Triumphs (CityLab)

New Orleans to Launch Fleet of 700 Publicly Shared 'Social Bicycles' this Fall (Uptown Messenger)

OTHER

Republican Lawmaker Targets Indiana Protesters Obstructing Traffic (AP)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FTA News Digest (USDOT)

PHMSA Final Rule Requires Faster Notification Following Pipeline Accidents (PHMSA)

A Farewell Message from Secretary Anthony Foxx to Employees (USDOT's Fast Lane blog)

USDOT Releases V2I Deployment Guidance (ITS Joint Program Office)

EDC News – January 19, 2017 (FHWA)

Federal Register Information

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives: General Electric Co. Turbofan Engines

7734-7735 [2017-01227]

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PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

RULES

Pipeline Safety: Operator Qualification, Cost Recovery, Accident and Incident Notification, and Other Pipeline Safety Changes

7972-8002 [2016-31461]

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US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

NOTICES

Drug and Alcohol Testing: Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Addition of Certain Schedule II Drugs to the Department of Transportation’s Drug-Testing Panel and Certain Minor Amendments

7771-8882 [2017-01131]

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