Elaine Chao
Government, Business, Safety

Elaine Chao Announces New Orleans-Area INFRA Grant

Chao Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently joined Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to formally announce the award of a $45 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of May 21: Summer in the City

New York City traffic on Memorial Day weekend 2017 Scenes such as this one from Memorial Day weekend in New York City in 2017 are sure to be repeated with AAA predicting more than 41.5 million travelers for this year's unofficial start to summer. (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press)

After we dig out those picnic baskets from our coat closets, and pack the car with beach umbrellas, towels and sunblock, we’ll mentally prepare ourselves to sit inside our cars with our loved ones in bumper-to-bumper traffic this Memorial Day. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Keeps All Options Open for Funding Infrastructure

Elaine Chao Chao by Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

The Trump administration still is sifting through a slew of financing mechanisms, from a vehicle miles traveled fee to a fuel tax, to bolster infrastructure funding, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who delivered keynote remarks May 14 to kick off Infrastructure Week.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Secretary Chao to Keynote Infrastructure Week

Elaine Chao Chao by Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg Finance LP

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is scheduled to headline this year’s Infrastructure Week starting May 14.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 9: Political Football

Rep. Joe Crowley, Fox News' Chris Wallace Crowley (left) with Wallace, by RepJoeCrowley via YouTube

The chances of advancing an infrastructure funding policy measure through Congress this year have worsened. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) emphasized on Fox News Sunday on April 8 the Democrats’ “Better Deal” includes an infrastructure vision quite different from that of President Donald Trump. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018

Chao to Defend Fiscal 2019 Budget Request at House Hearing April 12

Elaine Chao Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

The country’s top transportation officer is scheduled to defend President Donald Trump’s request to reduce the U.S. Department of Transportation’s discretionary budget by 19% when she testifies before a House panel April 12.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2018
Government, Business

Chao Joins Local Officials to Launch Northern Virginia TIGER Project

Elaine Chao (left), Barbara Comstock Chao (left) joined Comstock to help launch the Northstar Boulevard TIGER grant project in Loudoun County, Va. (Monica Backmon/Northern Virginia Transportation Authority)

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao joined elected officials and transportation representatives to launch a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant project in Loudoun County, Va., on March 28.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2018
Government, Business

House Panel to Hear From Secretary Chao on Infrastructure March 6

Elaine Chao testifying before a Senate panel Elaine Chao testifying before a Senate panel (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Less than a week after meeting with senators, the country’s top transportation officer will explain President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal to a House policy committee.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Chao Tells Automated Vehicle Summit DOT “3.0” Guidance Could Be Issued in Early Summer

Elaine Chao Elaine Chao via U.S. DOT Media Center/YouTube

WASHINGTON — Updated federal guidance for manufacturers and states seeking to deploy self-driving vehicles could be released as early as summer, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told hundreds of executives attending the automated vehicle policy summit here.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2018

Sec. Elaine Chao Stands Behind $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Amid Pushback

Elaine Chao Elaine Chao by Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News

In her first appearance on Capitol Hill since the White House presented to lawmakers its $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao sparred with Senate Democrats skeptical about the proposal’s funding goal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2018