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INFRA Grant - Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program’s

Remarks Prepared for Delivery by
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao
INFRA Grant Announcement:
Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program’s
75th Street Corridor Improvement Project
Chicago, Illinois
Monday, October 1, 2018

Thank you, Governor Rauner. It has been a pleasure to work with you on this essential project. You are a great advocate for infrastructure, growth and jobs in Illinois!

Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2018

INFRA Grant – I-5 Golden State Chokepoint Relief Program

Remarks Prepared for Delivery by
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao
INFRA Grant – I-5 Golden State Chokepoint Relief Program
Santa Clarita, California
October 1, 2018

Thank you, Congressman Knight, for that introduction and for your tireless efforts to champion improvement of transportation infrastructure in southern California.    

Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Significant Upgrades to Chicago Rail Connection with More Than $130 Million in Infrastructure Grants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined today by Governor Bruce Rauner (R-IL) and members of the Illinois congressional delegation for a grant announcement marking the award of $132,034,680 to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The award funds the 75th Street Corridor Improvements and Argo Connections components of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (C.R.E.A.T.E) project.

Updated: Monday, October 1, 2018

Secretary Chao Announces $47 Million for Congestion Relief on Interstate 5

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao was today joined by Congressman Steve Knight (CA-25) at a formal grant announcement marking the award of $47,000,000 to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Interstate 5 Golden State Chokepoint Relief Program. The funding is provided through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.

 “This $47 million INFRA grant will help increase much-needed capacity to reduce the congestion on the 5,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Updated: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

USDOT Mobilizes to Help Hurricane-Impacted Communities

Our country begins this week with a collective outpouring of concern and prayers for our fellow Americans who have suffered the wrath, or are still in the path, of Hurricane Florence. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Crisis Management Center has been working around the clock to support the efforts of state and local officials during the hurricane.  I want to recognize the first responders in harm’s way as well as our DOT employees working in challenging and often dangerous conditions to help.  I have been in contact with the governors in the affected states and have offered the full resources of DOT as they work to restore their transportation systems.

Secretary Chao renews commitment to U.S. infrastructure with $45 Million INFRA Grant for the LA 23 Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today joined Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) at a formal grant announcement marking the award of $45,000,000 to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for the LA 23 Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement project. The funding is provided through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.

Updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

U.S. Department of Transportation to Provide $180 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Remarks Prepared for Delivery by
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao
Airport Improvement Grant Announcement
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
July 27, 2018

Thank you Senator Cornyn for that introduction.

Updated: Friday, July 27, 2018
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