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Daily Transportation Update

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STATE DOT NEWS

MoDOT commercial motor vehicle awareness campaign "Respect the Load. Share the Road" to run in August (Missouri DOT)

MnDOT, Tourism Center asking for input on teleworking project (Minnesota DOT)

SAFETY

Daily traffic fatality average in Texas continues to climb despite Vision Zero efforts (KSAT-TV)

Boston transportation leaders speak on sharing spaces, investing in communities post-COVID (Boston Herald)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Budget watchdog group warns bipartisan infrastructure deal may fall short on funding. (New York Times)

DeFazio: 'A lot of spin' coming from White House on infrastructure (The Hill)

CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES

Algorithm Could Improve How Self-Driving Cars Take on Narrow Streets (Route Fifty)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

SCDOT hopes to reopen washed out portion of US Hwy. 17A by mid-August (WCIV-TV)

Tech Transfer Success: How the DAV Improved Superpave Design (Public Roads)

TRB Webinar: Evaluating and Rating Unsurfaced Roads (TRB)

FREIGHT

Shipper coalition urges federal regulators to permit reciprocal switching (Trains)

RAIL

How Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Impacts Rail, Transit (Railway Age)

Amtrak Releases Early Plan for Phoenix-Tucson Passenger Service (KTVK/KPHO-TV)

Rail Labor Ordered to Negotiate Crew Size (Railway Age)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Blue Ribbon Task Force approves transit action plan reform in the Bay Area (Daily Journal)

Local Colorado and RTD officials hope that walloping transit declines inspire change in the region’s mass transit system (Sentinel)

A new Eno report examines how the U.S. can build better transit projects faster (Mass Transit)

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Automakers to join Biden in 40 percent electric vehicle pledge: report (The Hill)

Transportation emissions pact opponents predict fuel shortages by 2025 in Massachusetts (State House News Service)

Here are Louisiana's seven strategies to cut greenhouse gas emissions (NOLA.com)

AVIATION

Board Accepts New Name for West Virginia's Yeager Airport (AP)

WATER

USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg tours Port of Baltimore, touts Biden's infrastructure plan (WBFF-TV)

U.S. Coast Guard Commissions Three Fast Response Cutters in Guam (Maritime Executive)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

Biden calls for improved critical infrastructure cybersecurity (Healthcare IT News)

Air Cargo Security: TSA Field Testing Should Ensure Screening Systems Meet Detection Standards (GAO)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Challenges Facing USDOT's COVID-19 Response Efforts (USDOT Inspector General testimony)

ASSOCIATION NEWS

APTA releases new report highlighting innovative ideas throughout public transit industry (Mass Transit)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

NOTICES

Meetings Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee

41075-41076 [2021-16299]

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PROPOSED RULES

Special Local Regulations Patuxent River, Solomons, MD

40974 [2021-16259]

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RULES

Drawbridge Operation Regulation Chicago River, Chicago, IL

40957-40959 [2021-15986]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Notice of Intent to Release Airport Property

41158 [2021-16256]

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PROPOSED RULES

Airspace Designations and Reporting Points Proposed Amendment of V-6, V-10, V-30, V-100, and V-233 in the Vicinity of Litchfield, MI

40969-40972 [2021-16140]

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Airworthiness Directives Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters

40962-40964 [2021-16168]

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Airworthiness Directives Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters

40964-40967 [2021-16169]

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Airworthiness Directives Brantly Helicopters Industries U.S.A. Co., Ltd., and Brantly International, Inc., Helicopters

40967-40969 [2021-16219]

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RULES

Airworthiness Directives The Boeing Company Airplanes

40927-40932 [2021-16174]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus SAS Airplanes

40932-40934 [2021-16241]

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Airworthiness Directives Airbus SAS Airplanes

40934-40937 [2021-16245]

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Airworthiness Directives MHI RJ Aviation ULC (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes

40937-40939 [2021-16238]

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

PROPOSED RULES

Regulatory Agenda: Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions-Spring 2021

41330-41358 [2021-14879]

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California

41158-41159 [2021-16236]

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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California

41160 [2021-16235]

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Notice of Final State Agency Actions on Avenue E, State Route 195 to County 18th Street in Yuma County, AZ

41159-41160 [2021-16086]

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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD

NOTICES

Operation Exemption South Point & Ohio Railroad, LLC - Lawrence Economic Development Corporation

41157-41158 [2021-16243]

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PROPOSED RULES

Regulatory Agenda Semiannual Agenda of Regulations Under Development or Review

41294 [2021-14884]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Control and Merger CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., et al.- Pan Am Systems, Inc., Pan Am Railways, Inc., Boston and Maine Corporation, Maine Central Railroad Company, Northern Railroad, Pan Am Southern LLC Portland Terminal Company, Springfield Terminal Railway Company, Stony Brook Railroad Company, and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company

41145-41157 [2021-16328]

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Regulatory Agenda: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

41380 [2021-14889]

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TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Speaker Request Form

41077-41078 [2021-16216]

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