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VDOT Secretary Layne Defends Delay of of I-66 Rush-hour Tolling for Testing, Despite $2 Million Cost

WTOP reports, “Virginia’s transportation secretary is defending the delay of rush-hour tolling on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway for further tests, after WTOP reported on the $2 million cost of pushing back the start of tolls intoShow More Summary

Timetable described for West Virginia road projects

West Virginia Transportation Secretary Tom Smith says the Justice administration's road and bridge reconstruction initiative will start with about $350 million of road resurfacing in the next few months originally … Click to Continu...

HNTB’s Prasad Takes on Funding, Technology, Wages and Tolling (As Well as FHWA’s Decision to Nix Tolling I-80)

The Philadelphia Inquirer posts a Q&A with former FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad who is now the head of  the transportation group at HNTB, who tackles a wide arrau of issues. On tolling, Prasad notes, “In a few years, your car will directly...Show More Summary

Elaine Chao defends Trump Twitter attack: 'He's new'

At the Aspen Ideas Festival, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, one of the few women in President Trump's Cabinet, defended his Twitter attack against MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski. “He’s not in politics, and so he’s not used to the usual restraints that people in public service have," she said. “He’s new. He will adapt and he will learn.”

Dubious: Why Does Congress Want You to Pay More for Airfare?

The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee just voted to raise your airfare by making foreign competition more difficult. The provision allows the secretary of transportation to block foreign airlines from serving the U.S. Show More Summary

WV Gears Up to Start Road Work Now as Bond Vote Looms

MetroNews reports, “Improvements to West Virginia roads could begin at the start of July, even as the state prepares for a multi-billion-dollar bond vote, the state Transportation Secretary said [Tuesday, June 20].” MetroNews also reports that Governor Jim Justice “plans to make an announcement about the state budget at 9:15 a.m. Show More Summary

Otto Warmbier: Former U.S. Student Released From North Korea, Is Reportedly In A Coma

Otto Warmbier was released from a North Korean prison on Tuesday and is currently being transported back to the United States, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The former American student was arrested and detained in January 2016 for allegedly committing a “hostile act” while touring the volatile country. Show More Summary

Oklahoma DOT Executive Director Ridley Retires, Effective Immediately

Tulsa World reports, “Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday appointed Mike Patterson, Oklahoma Department of Transportation executive director, to serve as transportation secretary, replacing Gary Ridley. Ridley, 71, served as transportation secretary for two governors. Show More Summary

Longtime Oklahoma road, bridge official Gary Ridley retiring

Oklahoma Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley, who has worked with the state's network of roads and bridges for more than 50 years, is retiring. Gov. Mary Fallin said Monday that the … Click to Continue »

Sununu meeting with members of Trump administration

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is in Washington, meeting with various members of the Trump administration. Monday's schedule was devoted to meetings with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao; Federal Communications Commission … Click to Continue »

FDOT’s Top Tampa Bay Region Staffer is Resigning

Tampa Bay Times reports, “The top Florida Department of Transportation official overseeing the Tampa Bay region will step down next month. District 7 Secretary Paul Steinman sent [a June 9 email] to his staff saying that he was resigning so that he could move to Raleigh, N.C., and be closer to his son. Show More Summary

VDOT Secretary: State Funding Timeline Won’t Jeopardize Hampton Roads Tunnel Expansion

The Virginian-Pilot reports that some members of the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission are expressing “alarm” over a potential delay in state funding that could change the schedule of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel...Show More Summary

Secretary Rahn Names Kevin Quinn Acting MDOT MTA Administrator

Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn has named Kevin B. Quinn, Jr., AICP, as the acting administrator of the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) replacing Paul Comfort.

Illinois County Considers Outsourcing Transportation Planning to Former IDOT Secretary

Daily Southtown (via Chicago Tribune) reports, “Will County [Illinois] officials are considering hiring a former Illinois Department of Transportation secretary,” Ann Schneider, “as a consultant instead of employing a full time transportation...Show More Summary

Uber, But for School Buses: New at Reason

2 months agoNews : Reason

Could ride-sharing become a widespread replacement for traditional modes of school transportation? In March, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praised Denver's school district for providing transportation to underserved students attending both traditional public and charter schools. Show More Summary

USDOT Secretary Chao Touts Infrastructure Plan as “Lone-term Reform”

Politico reports that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao described the goal of the Trump national infrastructure plan as “long-term reform on how infrastructure projects are regulated, funded, delivered and maintained.... She saidShow More Summary

USDOT Announces Senior Level Staff Appointments

The US Department of Transportation announced several senior staff appointments at the end of last week. The list of appointees includes Geoff Burr (Chief of Staff), Thomas “Finch” Fulton (Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Policy), and James Ray (Special Advisor to the Secretary for Infrastructure). Show More Summary

Caltrain: Federal government finally signs off on funding

$650 million delay on tracks cleared A particularly long, grueling Caltrain delay, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao agreed to sign off on nearly $650 million worth of grants that the state and agency have been waiting on to fund...Show More Summary

Elaine Chao’s Educational Background: Would You Believe She has More than 36 Honorary Doctorates?

Why She Deserves Our Notice A Taiwanese-American politician and our newest Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao is no stranger to the US cabinet. In fact, thanks to her leading of the US Labor Department under President Bush, she’s was the first Asian-American woman to ever hold a cabinet position.  She was also particularly notable in […]

USDOT Secretary Calls Hudson River Gateway Tunnel an “Absolute Priority” Despite Poposed Budget Cut for the Project reports, “U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao called the Gateway Tunnel project under the Hudson River “an absolute priority” even though President Donald Trump‘s proposed budget cuts off an important source of federal funding for it. Show More Summary

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