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Daily Transportation Update

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STATE DOT NEWS

MnDOT researches technology that combines bridge repairs with protecting the state's bat population (KSTP-TV)

Ohio DOT’s Traffic Management Center On Thanksgiving Eve (WCMH-TV)

AASHTO NEWS

New AASHTO President Talks Diversity, Equity and State DOTs (Route Fifty)

FUNDING AND FINANCE

Michigan governor requests federal money to support I-375 overhaul (WDIV-TV)

SAFETY

Connecticut DOT offering a $10 Uber discount for the holiday season (WFSB-TV)

INFRASTRUCTURE

Mayors scramble for face time with Buttigieg with billions of infrastructure dollars at stake (McClatchy DC Bureau)

Biden scheduled to tout infrastructure plan in Rosemount, Minnesota (KTTC-TV)

Years of Delays, Billions in Overruns: The Dismal History of Big Infrastructure (New York Times)

EQUITY

Advocates see pilot program to address inequalities from highways as crucial first step (The Hill)

Portland’s ‘Transportation Wallet,’ a subsidy conceived to free up parking, extended to help low-income city residents (The Oregonian)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

NASA’s Aviation Tech To Roll Out To Airports (NASA)

Could Roads Recharge Electric Cars? The Technology May Be Close. (New York Times)

WIRELESS SPECTRUM

AT&T, Verizon Agree To 5G Power Limits To Resolve FAA Safety Concerns (CNET)

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Two massive highway projects in southwest Illinois are still in the works, IDOT says (Belleville News-Democrat)

Highway Historical Sign Repair And Replacement Underway In Idaho (Idaho Transportation Department)

The Country’s Most Cost-Effective Highway Systems (Route Fifty)

FREIGHT

Truckers say that solving driver shortage goes beyond hiring new drivers (WXIA-TV)

RAIL

Mexican regulators approve $31B deal that could create Mexico-Canada-US railroad (The Hill)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

LA Metro to resume charging bus fares, launches discount program for low-income riders (KABC-TV)

Bill Would Improve Public Transportation Access For College Students (Inside Higher Ed)

PLANNING

Federal dollars heading to St. Paul to study, improve streets, Rondo area (Star Tribune)

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Transportation pact crumbles as 2 states leave, striking a blow to Vermont’s Climate Action Plan (VTDigger)

NCDOT is building highway bridges for wildlife as well as humans (News & Observer)

AVIATION

Garland orders DOJ to prioritize violence on airplanes (The Hill)

Thanksgiving air travel rebounds, nearly hitting 2019 levels (New York Times)

WATER

Port of LA seeks proposals for zero-emission truck project (Container Management)

CEO explains why Port of Virginia is running so smoothly (AP)

SECURITY AND RESILIENCE

Why Airport Security Is So Slow And How The TSA And Airlines Are Trying To Fix It (CNBC)

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

Golden Gate Bridge bicycling speed limit takes effect Jan. 1 (Marin Independent Journal)

Cleveland Metroparks awarded $950,000 to advance transportation projects (Cleveland Jewish News)

Bikes and pedestrians over cars envisioned for busy downtown Aspen corridor (Aspen Times)

WORKFORCE

‘Begging for employees’: St. Louis Metro Transit cuts service amid staffing shortages (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Review faults federal Merchant Marine Academy for mold, lack of diversity and an outdated curriculum (Washington Post)

Federal Register Information

COAST GUARD

RULES

Safety Zone Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD

67651-67654 [2021-25958]

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: FAA Aircraft Noise Complaint and Inquiry System (Noise Portal)

67782 [2021-25944]

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PROPOSED RULES

Airspace Designations and Reporting Points Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Philadelphia, PA

67672-67673 [2021-25631]

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Airworthiness Directives General Electric Company Turbofan Engines

67669-67671 [2021-25870]

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RULES

Airspace Designations and Reporting Points Amendment of Class C Airspace; Columbus, OH

67650-67651 [2021-25902]

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

NOTICES

Request for Information Development of Guidance for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Deployment

67782-67785 [2021-25868]

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

NOTICES

Petition for Rulemaking To Adopt Rules Governing Private Railcar Use by Railroads

67781-67782 [2021-25916]

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US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Agency Request for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Collection: Online Complaint Form for Service-Related Issues in Air Transportation

67785-67786 [2021-25891]

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Agency Information Collection Activities Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Agency Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Collection: Airline Service Quality Performance-Part 234

67786-67788 [2021-25886]

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