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Secretary Elaine Chao Touts Proposed Update to Environmental Review Process

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The Trump administration’s aim of further streamlining the environmental review process would help advance certain infrastructure projects, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Jan. 22.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 24, 2020
Government, Business

Chao: ‘Hard to Get Consensus’ on Infrastructure Funding Plan

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Identifying the most viable source of long-term funding for infrastructure projects nationwide is an elusive task, the country’s top transportation officer explained last week.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 3, 2017
Government

White House Not Ruling Out Fuel-Tax Increase for Infrastructure, Secretary of Transportation Says

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said the administration is considering a variety of options to fund the country's infrastructure, including approving higher federal fuel taxes.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 17, 2017
Government

Elaine Chao: Trump’s Infrastructure Funding Plan Will Be Announced in ‘Several Weeks’

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s plan to upgrade the country’s transportation network will be unveiled in a few weeks, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the start of Infrastructure Week.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 15, 2017
Business

Secretary Chao to Headline Infrastructure Week Kickoff May 15

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The fifth annual Infrastructure Week will commence May 15 with a keynote address from the country’s top transportation officer.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2017
Government

US DOT Provides 40 States $768 Million in Emergency Funds to Fix Roadways

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Forty states will split $768.2 million in federal emergency funds to help them fix roadway infrastructure damaged by severe weather events in recent years, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2017
Government

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan ‘Hopes to Unleash’ Private Investments, Secretary Chao Says

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WASHINGTON — A $1 trillion infrastructure funding plan President Donald Trump intends to unveil would seek to connect private investors with officials managing big-ticket projects, the country’s top transportation officer told port executives April 5.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 5, 2017
Government

Secretary Chao to Headline Ports Conference April 5

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Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao is scheduled to headline the spring conference of the American Association of Port Authorities in Washington on April 5.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 3, 2017
Government

Trump’s ‘Skinny’ Budget ‘Just the Beginning’ of Process, Says Secretary Chao

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Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao followed up on the White House’s so-called “skinny” budget to reassure the public about the department’s commitment to safety amid proposed cuts.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 17, 2017
Business

Chao Extols Private Funding of Infrastructure Repairs

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation will hasten national rebuilding through regulatory reform, revamped grant programs and more private investment in infrastructure, the head of the agency told state and other transportation officials meeting here.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2017

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