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Trump to unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan in 2017: official

17 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the Trump administration would unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure plan later this year, but she did not offer details of funding for projects. Chao said at an event at the department’s headquarters that the infrastructure initiative would...

Illinois DOT Secretary Alerts Lawmakers to April 1 Deadline for I-55 Managed Lanes Project

Chicago Tribune features an op-ed column in which Illinois Secretary of Transportation Randy Blakenhorn writes, “For reasons that remain unclear, the General Assembly has ignored the Illinois Department of Transportation’s I-55 managed...Show More Summary

Trump's Secretary of Transportation Tweets A Train Wreck

6 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

If there's one thing to be said about Trump, his White House staff, and his Cabinet, it's that they're all consistently terrible at social media. I won't rehash some of the gaffes they've made this week, but needless to say,...

Exclusive: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao uses past to connect with outsider president

6 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The first interview with the most experienced member of Trump's Cabinet and half of Washington's top power couple.        

McAuliffe announces 'top-to-bottom' review of Metro

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he's asked former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to conduct a "top-to-bottom" review of the Washington's struggling subway system. The governor said Thursday on … Click to Continue »

MN: State Republicans Call for Feds to Halt Southwest Light-Rail Funding

Some 87 Republican legislators at the Capitol have signed a letter urging U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to block $895 million in federal funding for the Southwest light-rail line.

Trump's Transportation Secretary Swears She Doesn't Want To 'Sue His Very Soul'

Either Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao lost control of her Twitter account Wednesday afternoon or the White House can be pretty confident it’s found a high-level source of the seemingly never-ending leaks. Chao’s verified account tweeted some not-so-subtle encouragement to Rep. Show More Summary

Transportation Dept.: Anti-Trump Tweet from Sec. Chao Was Posted by an Employee

last weekNews : Mediaite

Earlier today a rather odd tweet about President Trump was posted from the official account of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Hogan meets with Trump Cabinet secretaries ahead of health-care vote

The Md. governor is to meet with Trump’s health, transportation and housing chiefs..

Brown ‘cautiously optimistic’ about federal Caltrain funding

WASHINGTON — Gov. Jerry Brown said he saw a possibility Tuesday to get federal money for the recently stalled electrification of Caltrain during private meetings with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Show More Summary

Wisconsin transportation secretary divides Senate panel

A state Senate committee is divided about whether to support Gov. Scott Walker's pick to head the state Department of Transportation. The Republican-controlled Senate Transportation and Veterans Affairs Committee voted … Click to Continue »

State Senate panel votes for Wisconsin Veterans secretary

A Wisconsin state Senate committee has voted to approve Gov. Scott Walker's pick as head of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate Transportation and Veterans Affairs Committee voted … Click to Continue »

NCDOT Secretary Announces New Review of the I-77 Mobility Partners Contract

WBTV reports, “North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Jim Trogdon announced his agency would undertake a new review of the contract to build and operate tolls on I-77 at a meeting [on March 15]. Trogdon told the Charlotte Regional...Show More Summary

NCDOT Secretary and NC Governor See Possibility of Future Toll Projects

WBTV reports that North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Jim Trogdon told senators during his confirmation hearing that neither he nor Governor Roy Cooper have ruled out the possibility of funding future transportation projects with toll revenue. Show More Summary

Berlin Transport Secretary Thinks Cars On Their Way Out — What’s The Eventual Fate Of Personal Car Use In Major Cities?

Recent comments from Berlin's Transport Secretary, Jens-Holger Kirchner, included his thought that personal car use in the city was on its way out, and that it is probably the slowest way to get around Berlin Transport Secretary Thinks...Show More Summary

Priorities for America's New Secretary of Transportation

Can a creaking and inefficient infrastructure system avoid being politicized, or will jobs, clean air, competitiveness and long-term sustainability be left to states and cities to figure out? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Transportation Secretary Chao Puts Tolling on the Table as Part of Infrastructure Plan

The Washington Post reports, “Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao this past week raised the prospect that needed infrastructure improvements may be funded to some extent by imposing tolls on more of the nation’s roads and bridges. It was unclear whether she intends to expand tolling on the U.S. Show More Summary

MV Liberty Passion Joins US MSP Fleet

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao welcomed the newest vessel to the Maritime Security Program (MSP) in the port of Beaumont, Texas. Renamed the M/V Liberty Passion, it is the third ship owned by Liberty Global Logistics to join the MSP fleet.

Senate confirms new transportation secretary

Washington Department of Transportation Secretary Roger Millar has been unanimously confirmed by the state Senate. The vote came Tuesday, just over a year after the chamber ousted his predecessor. Millar … Click to Continue »

New Transportation Secretary Has Obama’s Self-driving Guidelines Under a Microscope

Last September, the Obama administration released a list of 15 guidelines to all automakers looking to develop and market a self-driving vehicle. Companies were asked to voluntarily follow the rules and report back to the federal government with useful information. Show More Summary

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