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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
In 2016, 781 people lost their lives in drunk-driving related crashes in the month of December alone. Please Don’t Drink & Drive. #DriveSober
DOT collaborates with the Department of Homeland Security to offer human trafficking trainings for transportation employees that are tailored for the rail, motor coach, and aviation industries.  Help us put the brakes on Human Trafficking. #TransportationTuesday
Maritime Commerce on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System annually sustains 227,000 U.S. and Canadian Jobs and $35 billion in business revenues. #TransportationTuesday
Thanksgiving weekend in 2017 is projected to bring out the highest number of American travelers since 2005, and the U.S. Department of Transportation is focused on safety wherever you’re headed. #transportationtuesday #flysmart
Repost from @repsamgraves - It was an honor to join Secretary Chao and the Department of Transportation at their Forces to Flyers program unveiling.  As a pilot and ATP, I know firsthand how rewarding flying is and I am confident our nation’s heroes would make a positive contribution to the profession.