Elaine Chao approved as US Secretary of Transportation

Elaine Chao approved as US Secretary of Transportation

Home / News | posted on 02 02 2017

Elaine Chao, who served as the Secretary of Labour for George W. Bush, was confirmed by the Senate on 31 January in a 93-6 vote as the new Secretary of Transportation.

During her confirmation hearing with the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Chao said that the DOT has "a unique opportunity to address the exciting new technologies transforming travel and commerce". Her tenure as Secretary of Transportation follows Anthony Foxx, who has built a legacy on recognising pockets of innovation in the country and working with them to extend the benefits nationwide. In his outgoing cabinet memo, Foxx noted "The department has already established a strong foundation for utilizing technology to further our transportation goals by supporting innovation within a culture of safety".

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