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Connections

Posted by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao

Shortly after I was sworn in as Secretary of Transportation, I asked that the official blog name be changed from “FAST Lane” to something else.  With the distressing news that traffic injuries and fatalities have increased in recent years, it seemed to me that we should move away from a title associated with speeding.  An e-mail went out to all USDOT employees soliciting ideas for a new name and many excellent suggestions were received – so many it was hard to choose just one. 

But one did stand out:  “Connections.” 

“Connections” is an apt choice for USDOT as America’s multi-modal nationwide transportation system hinges on connections -- between flights, trains, buses, to name a few modes of travel.  And this blog is all about connecting with people, internally at USDOT and with the public we serve.  So I’m delighted with the name change and would like to thank everyone who participated in this group effort!