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STATE DOT NEWS

Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Department of Transportation Join Local Community Celebration of Hwy 281 Bridge Opening South of Spencer (Nebraska DOT)

New CDOT survey reveals risky roadway behaviors (Colorado DOT)

IDOT Update: Humble Heroes (Illinois DOT)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

Rhode Island will not have a gas tax hike next year (Providence Journal)

Oregon takes $27M hit in gas tax revenue (KOIN-TV)

SAFETY

Travel industry calls on Trump administration to prevent the need for quarantines by creating a testing plan (The Hill)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Walz signs historic infrastructure bill from Ironworkers’ training floor (Workday Minnesota)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $6.5 Million to Seven States and Pawnee Nation for Highway Innovations (FHWA)

CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES

Tesla’s release of new ‘self-driving’ software closely watched by U.S. regulator (Reuters)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Study Examines Multimodal Transportation Options To Address I-495 American Legion Bridge Congestion, Reliability (Virginia DOT)

Interstate 255 Will Reopen One Month Ahead Of Schedule (St. Louis Public Radio)

FREIGHT

CVSA reacts to FMCSA rejection of personal conveyance petition (Safety+Health)

Ports Report Strong September as Retailers Restock (Transport Topics)

TRB Webinar: Keep on Truckin’- Using Simulators for CDL Testing During COVID-19 (TRB)

RAIL

Tester, Daines, economic leaders press Amtrak president on cuts to Empire Builder (Missoula Current)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Only Philadelphians Can Navigate SEPTA. That’s Going To Change. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Madison Metro Transit kicks off Bus Rapid Transit with public meeting (Badger Herald)

Trinity Metro Creates Safety Campaign To Boost Ridership (Metro)

Commuter Benefits Can Pile Up, Converting to Cash Is Difficult (Bloomberg Law)

Metro opens up public comments on proposed aerial transit system from Union Station to Dodger Stadium (KTLA-TV)

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

TRB Webinar: Wetland Mitigation at Airports (TRB)

Beverly man grows produce for charity on traffic island (WCVB-TV)

AVIATION

American, Southwest report billions in third-quarter losses (The Hill)

MacArthur Airport Opens New Intermodal Transport Facility (Metropolitan Airport News)

Aviation Art Contest 2021 – “A Friendlier World with Air Sports” (Nebraksa DOT (PDF))

WATER

U.S. Dept. of Transportation announces first Marine Highway Project designation for NC (WAVY-TV)

Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Work Group Final Report Released (Alaska DOT&PF)

Port of Seattle to resume study of proposed cruise terminal in 2023 (Seatrade Cruise News)

PLANNING

North Lake Shore Drive’s in Line for an Overhaul, and Planners Want Your Input (WTTW-TV)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Navy Sees 192% Increase In Fatal Pedestrian Mishaps In FY2020 (Naval Air Station Patuxent River Tester)

Feasibility Study Completed with Goal to Incorporate Bicycle Features in Jefferson County’s Existing Parks (RiverBender.com)

Adirondack Rail Trail moves ahead with scenic rail by end of 2021, bike trail by 2024 (Adirondack Explorer)

Key connector for North Bay bike path nears construction (Marin Independent Journal)

Federal Register Information

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

NOTICES

Applications Alternative Methods for Calculating Off-Cycle Credits Under the Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program: Applications From Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

67535-67536 [2020-23464]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

PROPOSED RULES

Airworthiness Directives Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes

67467-67469 [2020-23235]

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RULES

Airspace Designations and Reporting Points Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes T-301 and T-305; Northcentral United States

67439-67441 [2020-23081]

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Amendment of Class E Airspace Petersburg, WV

67441-67442 [2020-23028]

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Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route V-187 Due to the Decommissioning of the McChord, WA, VOR

67442-67443 [2020-23083]

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Special Conditions Archeion Holdings, LLC, Boeing Model No. 737-300, -400, -700, -800, -8, and -9 Series Airplanes; Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access

67433-67435 [2020-22356]

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Special Conditions Archeion Holdings, LLC, Boeing Model No. 737-300, -400, -700, -800, -8, and -9 Series Airplanes; Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access

67435-67436 [2020-22357]

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Special Conditions Chicago Jet Group, Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 900 Airplane; Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

67436-67438 [2020-22618]

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Special Conditions The Boeing Company Model 777-9 Series Airplane; Interior Design To Facilitate Searches Above Passenger Cabin High Wall Suites

67439 [2020-22567]

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MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Notice of Opportunity To Apply for Training and Education Designation

67599-67603 [2020-23490]

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NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance: Receipt of Petition Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC

67604-67605 [2020-23512]

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Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance: Receipt of Petition Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

67605-67606 [2020-23509]

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