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Fox 6 reports, “Wisconsin’s new transportation secretary told lawmakers on Tuesday, February 21st that the state Department of Transportation overlooked a massive interchange project in Dane County last year, symbolic of cost overruns...Show More Summary

Trump Administration On The Way To Derailing Entire High-Speed Rail Project

At the urging of cantankerous California Republicans in Congress, new Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has halted a $674 million federal grant that was earmarked for the project of electrifying Caltrain. [ more › ]

Lawmakers denounce feds' decision to withhold transit funds

Virginia lawmakers are calling on the U.S. secretary of transportation to reverse the Federal Transportation Commission's decision to withhold millions of dollars in funding. Del. James LeMunyon and Sen. George … Click to Continue »

WV DOT Secretary Promises to “Go Big” on New Projects, Cites Use of Toll Revenue for Non-tolled Highways

MetroNews hosts a call-in program with West Virginia Highways Commissioner and Transportation Secretary Tom Smith, who says, “Gov. Justice has clearly challenged us to go big…. That’s what we intend to do. We intend to push projectsShow More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Happy February, Blue Jersey fam! Have you resisted today? If not, why the hell not? Menendez Hangs in the Chao Line, but Booker Stands Firm Yesterday, Elaine Chao was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Transportation by the Senate, but Sen....Read more

NJ’s votes on Elaine Chao’s confirmation: Booker No, but Menendez Yes

Yesterday, Elaine Chao was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Transportation by the Senate. Today’s her first day on the job. Transportation will only oversee the huge infrastructure upgrades Trump says he intends, with the job creation he promises. So, nothing...Read more

ITS America Congratulates Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao

The U.S. Senate confirmed Elaine Chao as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. In a congratulatory letter sent today (January 31), the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) emphasized that it stands ready to work with Secretary Chao

Senate confirms Elaine Chao as secretary of Transportation

White House fires acting attorney general who wouldn't defend Trump's refugee ban Jan. 31, 2017, 10:32 a.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Justice Department chief directs government lawyers not to defend controversial immigration order, then gets...

BREAKING: Elaine Chao Confirmed in Full Senate Vote

The Senate voted today on whether or not to confirm Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary and wife of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to be the Secretary of Transportation under Donald Trump. As of 12:46 p.m., she had secured enough voted (and then some!) to officially be confirmed. Show More Summary

Senate confirms Chao for DOT

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The Senate confirmed Elaine Chao as secretary of transportation on Tuesday.        

Obama's Secretary of Transportation reveals 3 infrastructure problems that Trump needs to solve

On January 24, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation voted unanimously to approve former US Labor Secretary Elaine Chao as the Trump administration's Secretary of Transportation. If the full Senate approves the...Show More Summary

Trump's administration is looking for ways to make Boeing's new Air Force One cheaper (BA)

Secretary of Defense James Mattis officially ordered a review of the US Air Force's next generation presidential transport program to determine potential cost cutting opportunities. In a memo dated January 26, Secretary Mattis announced...Show More Summary

Transportation Secretary Chao Should End U.S. Airlines' Bald-Faced Lying About On-Time Perforance

For 28 years airlines, with the complicity of the DOT, have been lying - outrageously so - to the public to hide how truly awful their on-time performance has been. Now Elaine Chao, President Trump's nominee to lead DOT is uniquely positioned to end the lying and push the airlines to up their game.

Trump's Inauguration Crowd: Sean Spicer's Claims Versus the Evidence

Click here for reuse options! White House press secretary’s angry declaration that the media faked low attendance does not stack up against photos, videos and public transport figures. Photographs of the National Mall in Washington DC...Show More Summary

Foxx: DOT tried to help airline travelers

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the latest proposal to require airlines and ticket agents to disclose baggage fees when listing fares is an example of consumer regulations the department pursued for travelers during his tenure        

VDOT’s Layne Says Trump Team is Focus on Toll Projects

WTOP reports, “The Trump transition team has asked Virginia for a list of potential transportation projects, including specific questions about projects that could include tolls, the state’s transportation secretary says. ““He’s asked us for a list …. Show More Summary

After a decade in politics, DOT chief Foxx now wants to look elsewhere for solutions

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx pointed to one of the few remaining pieces of art hanging on the walls of his spacious office Wednesday and said it epitomized his political tenure … Click to Continue »

Outgoing Transportation Secretary Says Private Funding Isn't the Answer

Save this quote. This is exactly what is going to happen. A lot of money will be spent by new US administration on infrastructure and things will get worse.Outgoing Transportation Secretary Says Private Funding Isn't the Answer – Skift:...Show More Summary

Elaine Chao Will Have a Second Income Source When She’s Transportation Secretary: Millions From Wells Fargo

Elaine Chao is certain to be confirmed as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of transportation, but that won’t be her only source of income when the new administration takes over. As Lee Fang reports Tuesday at The Intercept, Chao...Show More Summary

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