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LaHood: Make Bus Riders Pay for DC Rail Fix

Washington Metro should raise bus fares and cut service as a part of a plan to restore its rail system to its former greatness, recommends a report by former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. The report hasn’t been released yet–in...Show More Summary

Are all Russia ties now sinister, or are some just business?

MOSCOW (AP) — A shipping company partly owned by President Donald Trump's commerce secretary is one of the few in the world that can transport liquefied petroleum gas in cold and icy conditions. Russia is known for its brutal winters...Show More Summary

Florida officials defend massive evacuation traffic plans

Despite widespread traffic jams that choked Florida's highways, state officials are defending the approach used during Hurricane Irma. Department of Transportation Secretary Mike Dew on Thursday explained to state legislators … Click to Continue »

Trump calls for private companies, local governments to show him how to regulate drones

President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today launched the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program, an initiative to test drone operations including night flights, flights over people and flying drones beyond visual line of sight. Show More Summary

US: Transportation Secretary Chao Praises MARTA's Response to I-85 Fire

Oct. 11--The federal government's top transportation official called mass transit a critical part of the nation's infrastructure Wednesday, citing Atlanta as a shining example. Speaking to a national conference for transit professionals at

Report: Chao used government planes, not cheaper flights

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has used government planes instead of cheaper commercial airline flights seven times in the past eight months. That's according to The Washington Post. The Federal Aviation … Click to Continue »

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao flew on taxpayer-paid planes

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Even the U.S. Transportation Secretary can’t fly above the Trump cabinet tradition of taxpayer-funded travel.

Walker abandons Interstate 94 project near Milwaukee

Gov. Scott Walker is abandoning the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 94 in Milwaukee between the Marquette and Zoo interchanges. Walker's Department of Transportation Secretary Dave Ross asked the federal … Click to Continu...

Autonomous Vehicles, 2.0: A Conversation with George Soodoo

The Trump Administration recently took some major steps toward providing a regulatory framework that encourages the safe development, testing, and deployment of autonomous vehicles. Several weeks ago, Secretary of Transportation Elaine...Show More Summary

Donald Trump waives Jones Act shipping restrictions to help Puerto Rico 

2 months agoNews : The Lookout

US President Donald Trump, under pressure to do more for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, is waiving restrictions on foreign ships transporting of cargo to the island. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Twitter ThursdayShow More Summary

Drone group AUVSI snags a spot on FAA’s Management Advisory Council

2 months agoHobbies / Drones : The Drone Girl

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the new members on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council, and AUVSI CEO Brian Wynne has a spot in the group. Chao today announced the appointment of seven new members to the 13-member Management Advisory Council. Show More Summary

Inside the "town" created to teach driverless cars

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

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

2 months agoNews : Trending Now

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.

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