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Inside the "town" created to teach driverless cars

The Trump administration unveiled updated safety guidelines for self-driving cars this week aimed at getting more test vehicles on the road. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao made the announcement at the University of Michigan where autonomous cars already have the run of the road because of a "town" built just for them. Michelle Miller reports.

Trump Administration To Driverless Car Makers: Go Nuts!

On Tuesday, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao revealed the updated version of the guidelines for the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The DOT secretary defended the guidelines, which opt for voluntary guidance rather than enforceable rules. Chao said that a third version is in progress and slated to be introduced in 2018. More »      

U.S. Updates Guidelines on Self-Driving Car Technology

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao rolled out a new set of federal guidelines for self-driving car technologies on Tuesday, aimed at streamlining development by reducing federal expecta...

NHTSA’s Updated Autonomous Safety Guidance Doesn’t Actually Offer Any

On Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao outlined the Trump administration’s “Vision for Safety 2.0” at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute in Ann Arbor. The document is a collection of non-bindingShow More Summary

US: Secretary Chao to Join Biden for Jobs Event

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is set to join former Vice President Joe Biden for a panel discussion at the University of Delaware later this month.

New U.S. autonomous vehicle guidelines have lighter regulatory touch

Transportation Secretary Chao offers streamlined vision for development of driverless cars This afternoon, and what was certainly not the most-watched tech press conference of the day, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced updates to voluntary federal autonomous vehicle guidelines. Show More Summary

VA: VDOT Officials Paint Bleak Picture of Future Transportation Funding at Culpeper Meeting

Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne was quick to explain why the Interstate 95 southbound crossing over the Rappahannock River is being funded while the northbound side of the project is not.

Valerie Jordan, Andrew Perkins and Nina Szlosberg-Landis Join GoTriangle's Board of Trustees

State Transportation Secretary James H. Trogdon III has appointed three North Carolina Department of Transportation board members to the GoTriangle Board of Trustees.

Chao and Hogan sign Purple Line agreement

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan have signed an agreement to build a 16-mile light rail project in the traffic-congested Maryland suburbs of the nation's capital. … Click to Continue »

Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, facing a tough road ahead

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A rough road lays ahead for Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao as she firefights on multiple fronts. Amid calls for her resignation by Asian American groups for failing to condemn violence by white supremacists at Charlottesville, Virginia, Chao is also facing the heat of a cold war between...

Mnuchin wife Louise Linton to pay for trip as furor erupts over ‘adorably out of touch’ comments

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife are reimbursing the government for transportation costs when she travels with him on official business, a department official said.

Graco: transport chief to blame for sinkhole

The transportation secretary declared this week that the Morelos state government, the municipality of Cuernavaca and the principal contractor were to blame for the July 12 sinkhole disaster on the FULL STORY The post Graco: transport chief to blame for sinkhole appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Virginia lawmakers oppose plan to sandwich I-66 trail between a sound wall and traffic

"We believe this is an insufficient design," says a letter addressed to Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne and signed by 18 members of the Virginia General Assembly.

Buzby Sworn in as Maritime Administrator

Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, USN, Ret. has been sworn in as the Administrator of the Maritime Administration by U.S Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. As Maritime Administrator, Buzby will lead the agency tasked with promoting the use of

Rear Admiral Mark Buzby Sworn In as U.S. Maritime Administrator

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has sworn in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby (USN, Ret.) as the Administrator of the Maritime Administration. Prior to his appointment, Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA), a global association of transportation and logistics professionals. Show More Summary

UK's Cambridge North station officially opens

UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has officially opened the Cambridge North station after nearly two months of operations.

Canada To Penalize Airlines For Detaining Passengers

Karen McCrimmon, parliamentary secretary to Transport Minister Marc Garneau, said that a new air passenger bill of rights would "clarify the responsibilities of air carriers and the rights of travellers, and move to create rules to strengthen air passenger rights."

Errors and neglect in Paso Express project

There were errors and neglect on the part of federal employees and the private contractors in the construction of the Cuernavaca Paso Express, the Communications and Transportation Secretary admitted today. FULL STORY The post Errors and neglect in Paso Express project appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

UK's Grayling seeks to reassure U.S., airlines of Brexit plans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said on Thursday he had met with Trump administration officials and U.S. airlines to reassure them that air traffic would not be disrupted as Britain leaves the European Union in 2019.

U.K. Prepared to Ban Internal Combustion Engines by 2040

Britain will ban the sale of all new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040 as part of the government’s plan to reduce air pollution and copy France. The strategy, fronted by U.K. environment secretary Michael Gove and transport secretary Chris...Show More Summary

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