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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
Secretary Elaine L. Chao @dfwairport with @johncornyn , @repkaygranger , local officials, and DFW airport officials to announce a $180 million airport improvement grant for two major taxiway complexes. These improvements are expected to improve safety and reduce delays by 7 percent over the next 20 years, saving more than $270 million.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point celebrated the graduating class of 2018. #usmma #TransportationTuesday
The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking comment on amending its regulations on transportation of service animals. DOT has heard from the transportation industry, as well as individuals with disabilities, that the current regulation could be improved. 
The Department recognizes the integral role that service animals play in the lives of many individuals with disabilities and wants to ensure that individuals with disabilities can continue using their service animals while also helping to ensure that the fraudulent use of other animals not qualified as service animals is deterred and animals that are not trained to behave properly in the public are not accepted for transport as service animals. Comments on the ANPRM must be received within 45 days of the date the notice is published. The ANPRM can be found at regulations.gov in docket DOT-OST-2018-0068.
April 9-13 is National Work Zone Awareness Week.
#NWZAW #OrangeForSafety #Orange4Safety
Today, Secretary Chao joined @POTUS and cabinet officials in an agreement to coordinate more timely and efficient environmental reviews and permitting for large #infrastructure projects.
Secretary Chao in Loudoun County w/ Rep. Barbara Comstock & local officials to celebrate $25 million TIGER Grant to the Northstar Boulevard project: "This project demonstrates the importance of cooperation between the Federal government and state and local governments"
The USDOT has committed to building a safe, fast, reliable, and modern #infrastructure to meet the needs of the American people and our economy. Read more about the President’s plan at www.DOT.gov #BuildingAmerica
@usdot Secretary Elaine L. Chao – #Autonomous vehicles hold the promise of not only improving safety, but increasing access to mobility. A key part of @USDOT’s mission is to cultivate and encourage #innovation in safety. @NAIASDetroit #NAIAS2018