Elaine Chao

State Transit Leaders Ask Chao to Delay Reporting Start Date

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations via YouTube

Chief executives from transit agencies are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to delay the start date for a federal mandate requiring the organizations to begin reporting on their performance management

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

USDOT Boosts Emergency Aid for Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

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Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive additional funds to help agencies there pay for highway infrastructure that was damaged by back-to-back hurricanes in September, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Nov. 22.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Leaders, Administration Chiefs to Address Key Industry Issues at MCE

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Chao by The Aspen Institute via YouTube

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta are among the speakers who will address key industry issues at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 21-25 in Orlando, Fla.

Transport Topics
October 12, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Secretary Chao to Address Industry at MCE in October

Elaine Chao John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The country’s top transportation official will update trucking executives about the Trump administration’s policies and objectives at the Management Conference & Exhibition hosted by American Trucking Associations next month in Orlando, Fla.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 15, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Announces Updated Guidance for Automated Vehicles

Elaine Chao Bloomberg News

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Sept. 12 unveiled updated federal guidance for automated driving systems for industry and states that want to deploy self-driving vehicles.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017
Government, Safety

Safety Organizations Split $4 Million Federal Grant for Hazmat Training

Six safety groups were awarded a grant of more than $4 million by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for training programs.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

No Names for FMCSA Top Post Nominee, Sen. Thune Says

Secretary Elaine Chao Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — The Senate Commerce Committee’s approval on Aug. 2 of Steven Bradbury’s nomination for general counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation was a step forward in staffing up Secretary Elaine Chao’s leadership team.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2017

Capitol Agenda for the Week of July 10: Funding Leaders, Trump Not on Same Page

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The fiscal 2018 funding legislation for transportation programs that House funding leaders plan to unveil this week will set the stage for the country’s infrastructure agenda this year. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2017
Government, Fuel

Trucking, Regulations and Congress: A Midyear Review and Look-Ahead

TT Managing Editor Lorrie Grant chats with government reporters Eugene Mulero and Eric Miller to recap the year so far in congressional and regulatory news that impact trucking, and looks ahead at the final six months. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
July 3, 2017

Trump’s Transportation Pick, Elaine Chao, Endorses ‘Bold New’ Rebuilding Plan

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President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head transportation policy will deliver a strong endorsement at her confirmation hearing of his proposal to seek private investment funding for a massive infrastructure building program based on a bold new vision.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
January 11, 2017