Topic : Elaine L. Chao

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Feds make $366M available to improve transit bus infrastructure

Bus| June 21, 2018

Projects eligible for this funding opportunity include those that replace, rehabilitate, lease, or purchase buses and related equipment.

FTA allocates $277M in Emergency Relief funds

Government Issues| June 1, 2018

Approximately $232.3 million will be dedicated to response, recovery, and rebuilding projects, with $44.2 million going toward resiliency projects.

Government Issues| April 23, 2018

DOT's new BUILD program makes $1.5B in funding available

Will replace the pre-existing Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.

Government Issues| April 11, 2018

Feds sign MOU to follow framework for infrastructure enviro, permitting

Under the MOU, the agencies committed their departments to following the President’s “One Federal Decision” with a goal to complete the entire process within two years.

Government Issues| March 7, 2018

Chao acknowledges President trying to block funding for transit project

She said New York and New Jersey "have no skin in the game" and need to pony up more money to help pay for the project.

Rail| February 16, 2018

FRA makes $73M available for rail capital projects, ops assistance

The grants are expected to leverage private, state, and local investments to boost a wide range of rail projects, including the potential for implementing PTC.

Security and Safety | January 4, 2018

Feds say railroads must meet PTC deadline

The implementation of PTC was postponed by Congress, which extended a deadline to have the systems in place from 2015 until December of this year and left open the possibility of an additional extension to 2020.

Government Issues| November 15, 2017

U.S. DOT publishes rule to enhance safety, combat opioid epidemic

The ability to test for a broader range of opioids will advance transportation safety significantly and provide another deterrence to opioid abuse, which will better protect the public and ultimately save lives, according to Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

Government Issues| October 12, 2017

Secretary Chao reminds APTA crowd about FTA safety oversight deadline

Federal law requires states with rail transit systems to establish an FTA-certified SSO Program by April 15, 2019 or risk having federal funds to public transportation agencies throughout that state withheld until certification is achieved.

Management & Operations| August 29, 2017

Maryland's Purple Line light rail project lands $900M in federal funding

The light rail line will make travel across Montgomery and Prince George’s counties faster and more reliable for thousands of Maryland residents, improving access to major business and activity centers in the state’s most populated counties.

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