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ICYMI: This past weekend Secretary Elaine L. Chao discussed the increasingly important role drones play in assisting #firstresponders at the Search and Rescue Drones Conference. New drone technology has the potential to save lives, particularly in search and rescue missions.
Secretary Elaine L. Chao kicks off the inaugural NETT Council meeting at USDOT HQ. The NETT Council, announced this week at #sxsw, will identify and resolve jurisdictional and regulatory gaps that impede the deployment of new technology, such as tunneling, hyperloop, #av, and other innovations. #transportation #technology #innovation
Mark your calendars: USDOT and Secretary Elaine L. Chao will be at #sxsw2019 ! See how we’re preparing for the future of #transportation by clicking the link in our bio. Hope to see you in Austin!#USDOTatSXSW #innovation
Yesterday, Secretary Elaine L. Chao awarded #astronautwings to Virgin Galactic’s Space Ship Two pilots Mark “Forger” Stucky and Fredrick “CJ” Sturckow. USDOT is committed to enabling innovation in the #commercialspace industry by reducing outdated and cumbersome commercial space licensing procedures. #FAASpace
Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined by Haben Girma and other #usdot officials yesterday to commemorate #nationaldisabilityemploymentawarenessmonth . The Department is committed to an all-inclusive workforce, and we are grateful for the many contributions those with disabilities make to our workforce.
Secretary Elaine L. Chao was in Chicago and Los Angeles yesterday to announce two major #infrastructure grants. These grants will help to relieve rail and vehicle congestion for two major transportation bottlenecks in their respective regions.
In the wake of a natural disaster like #HurricaneFlorence, the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program helps restore access to essential roads and bridges. #TransportationTuesday
Last week, Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced several grants and infrastructure improvements across Kentucky. 
In Paducah, she announced the opening of a new Gateway Maritime Office, and additional grants for the port of Paducah. 
In Lexington, Secretary Chao announced a new #transit investment for all-electric buses. The Secretary also announced a $67.445 million INFRA grant for I-71 and I-75 in northern Kentucky, as well as a $7.1 million Airport Improvement Program grant for @cvgairport . 
This combined funding is an investment in the future of the infrastructure across this entire region.
Today Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced a $45 million INFRA grant that will be used to replace the Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel in Belle Chasse, LA. INFRA grant projects such as this provide dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges. #infrastructure
Repost from @louisiana_gov - Great to join Sen. Bill Cassidy and @usdot Sec. Chao at the @portnola to talk about Louisiana’s infrastructure. We can accomplish so much by working together to improve our roads, bridges and ports. #lagov
@usdot ‘s @nhtsagov and the @epagov released proposed new fuel economy and tailpipe CO2 emissions standards for vehicle Model Years 2021-2026. These revised standards would save thousands of lives and deliver major economic benefits by modernizing the Nation’s vehicle fleet.
It’s Heatstroke Prevention Day! Join our fight to end child heatstroke deaths. #HeatstrokeKills #CheckForBaby #TransportationTuesday