Tag: Elaine L. Chao

Federal Transit Administration Announces $15 Million Funding Opportunity for Innovative Mobility Projects in Public...

Washington – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity to apply for $15 million in research funds through the new Integrated...

First FAA Certification announced for Commercial Package Delivery using Drones

Washington – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the first air carrier certification to a drone...

USDOT Launches Council to Support Emerging Transportation Technology

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced creation of the Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT) Council, tasked with identifying and resolving jurisdictional and regulatory gaps that may impede the deployment of new technology, such as tunneling, hyperloop, autonomous vehicles, and other innovations.

FRA helps railroads meet congressional PTC requirement

At the direction of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT’s) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is taking a proactive approach to ensure railroads acquire, install, test and fully implement certified positive train control (PTC) systems in time to meet the congressional interim deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

US DOT Secretary Chao addresses regulatory reform at AASHTO Annual Meeting

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao discussed the advances the Department has made in addressing regulatory reform, discretionary grant programs, and the technology of the future at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

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