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Speech

First Positive Train Control Collaboration Session

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao at theFirst Positive Train Control Collaboration Session Wednesday, February 6, 2019Thank you, Ron [Batory, FRA Administrator], for hosting this important gathering of our nation’s railroad leaders, and positive train control experts.Today is the first of 6 PTC Collaboration Sessions that the Department will convene between now and the end of...

30th Anniversary Remembrance of the Pan Am 103 Lockerbie Bombing

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao30th Anniversary Remembrance of the Pan Am 103 Lockerbie BombingAt the Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial CairnArlington National CemeteryFriday, December 21, 2018Thank you, Kathy [Tedeschi], for inviting me to participate in the 30th anniversary remembrance of the Pan Am Flight 103 terrorist bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. It is an honor to be here with you-- as you remember your husband...

Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Council

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoCommercial Space Transportation Advisory CouncilWashington, DCWednesday, October 31, 2018Thank you, Acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell, Assistant FAA Administrator for Policy Bailey Edwards and all the members of this Advisory Committee for your time and efforts on this very important effort.  As I told the National Space Council just a week ago, this is the beginning of a new era in America’s...

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoNational Disability Employment Awareness MonthWashington, DCWednesday, October 31, 2018 Thank you, Charles [James, Director, Departmental Office of Civil Rights], Acting FHWA Administrator Brandy Hendrickson, Kristen Poston, Alison Levy and members of the planning committee, and welcome to our special guest, Haben Girma.On September 28th of this year, the president proclaimed October “...

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...

DOT Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoDOT Hispanic Heritage Month CelebrationWashington, DCSeptember 26, 2018Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you, Irene [Rico, Associate Administrator for Civil Rights in FHWA], for that introduction.  Thank you, Juan Reyes [Chief Counsel, Federal Railroad Administration], for serving as Master of Ceremony.  Let me acknowledge Hispanics in Transportation President Cecilia Madan and...

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...

FAA Pilot Summit

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoFAA Pilot SummitArlington, VAThursday, September 13, 2018 Thank you, Dan [Elwell] for that introduction.I would like to recognize some special guests today.  Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is with us today. Robert Isom, President of American Airlines is here.  I have to give a special shout out to my fellow Kentuckian, Dennis Sinnett.  He is the aviation coordinator at Eastern...