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Secretary Chao

NHTSA Drug Impaired Driving Public Meeting

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoNHTSA Drug Impaired Driving Public MeetingBaltimore, MarylandMonday, September 17, 2018 Thank you, Heidi.Before I begin, I want to mention the hurricanes. Let me assure you that the federal government is on full alert to deal with these storms. Last week, cabinet secretaries and agency heads met with FEMA Director Brock Long and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in the White House situation room to...

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

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoINFRA Grant Announcement:Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program’s75th Street Corridor Improvement ProjectChicago, IllinoisMonday, October 1, 2018Thank 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!I am so pleased to be here to help break ground on...

INFRA Grant – I-5 Golden State Chokepoint Relief Program

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoINFRA Grant – I-5 Golden State Chokepoint Relief ProgramSanta Clarita, CaliforniaOctober 1, 2018Thank you, Congressman Knight, for that introduction and for your tireless efforts to champion improvement of transportation infrastructure in southern California.    It is good to be here this afternoon to discuss this $47 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to help improve the...

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. This funding is provided...

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...

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. “This important project will enhance safety, decrease travel times and...

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

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoAirport Improvement Grant AnnouncementDallas Fort Worth International AirportJuly 27, 2018 Thank you Senator Cornyn for that introduction.Good afternoon, and thank you for coming.  Let me thank our very special guests for joining us today.   Rep. Kay Granger; Mayor Betsy Price of Fort Worth, and Mayor Mike Rawlings of Dallas; Sean Donohue, CEO of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport; and,...

Loudoun County Northstar Blvd TIGER Grant Roll Out

Remarks as delivered byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoLoudoun County Northstar Blvd TIGER Grant Roll OutLoudoun County, VAWednesday, March 28, 2018 Thank you, Joe [Kroboth-Director of Loudoun County Transportation and Capital Infrastructure Department].   Let me thank Rep. Barbara Comstock for joining us today.  As a member of the House Transportation Committee, she has been very supportive of investment in...

Infrastructure Press Briefing

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoInfrastructure Press BriefingThe White HouseTuesday, February 13, 2018 Thank you, Sarah. I’ve also brought with me today two officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation — Derek Kan, Undersecretary of Policy and Jim Ray, the Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Infrastructure. They are here because of this gift.As many of you heard yesterday, 12 federal agencies have been working with the...