Topic : Elaine L. Chao

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Brightline, Texas Central Railway projects get Fed approval to move ahead

Rail| December 18, 2017

The moves mark major milestones in the U.S. DOT’s efforts to accelerate environmental reviews and project delivery timelines for new infrastructure projects.

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

Government Issues| November 15, 2017

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.

Government Issues| July 31, 2017

FTA files NPRM to streamline private sector investment in transit projects

Recipients of Federal funding for public transportation projects would be allowed to identify specific FTA regulations, practices, procedures, or guidance documents that may be an impediment to the use of a P3 or private investment in that project.

Rail| July 12, 2017

Feds advance rail plans for Northeast Corridor

NEC FUTURE is FRA’s comprehensive planning effort to identify ways to improve the reliability, capacity, connectivity, performance, and resiliency of passenger rail service throughout the Northeast Corridor through 2040 and beyond.

Rail| July 6, 2017

New York lands $537M TIFIA loan for train hall redevelopment

The Moynihan Train Hall will benefit the entire North East Corridor service area, as two-thirds of all NEC rail trips currently pass through Penn Station.

Motorcoach| June 19, 2017

UMA: Lease and Interchange Rule delay marks continued progress for industry

The delay allows the FMCSA additional time to amend the final rule and gives passenger carriers time to adopt those revisions.

April 18, 2017

The Road to the Next Generation of Mobility

Today, in cities and towns across the country, mayors, city commissioners, governors, state legislatures, and even the President, are looking for ways to make our nation’s highways, roads, bridges, airports, public transit systems, and other key pieces of infrastructure once again the envy of the world.

Motorcoach| March 23, 2017

UMA celebrates FMCSA withdrawal of Safety Fitness Determination rule

Association not only filed vigorous comments with the agency against the "flawed proposal," but its lobbying efforts resulted in a provision being inserted in the FY 17 Department of Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development appropriations bill, prohibiting the proposal from being finalized.

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