After a year off, Allen & Co.’s Sun Valley conference is set to return to the valley July 6-11, bringing with it some of the world’s most famous billionaires and business tycoons. Tech titans this year include Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Apple’s Tim Cook, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and Microsoft...

by Sarah Westwood, Investigative Reporter | | May 21, 2021 11:24 AM Former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the Biden administration has orchestrated a “skillful” rollout of its infrastructure proposal, even though she said the plan is too bloated with “superfluous” programs to attract Republican support. “I think this administration has been very skillful at...

by Sarah Westwood, Investigative Reporter | | May 20, 2021 05:31 PM Elaine Chao, former President Donald Trump’s transportation secretary, accused Democrats of a “double standard” when it comes to racism against Asian Americans, which she said she has faced while in office and while on the campaign trail. “It’s just so funny, you know,...

By Seung Min Kim March 26, 2021 at 8:41 a.m. EDT Dozens of Asian Americans who have served in top roles across six presidential administrations are issuing a statement Friday condemning the spike in anti-Asian harassment in the past year while urging the White House and Congress to enact policies benefiting and protecting the Asian...

After a year when the federal government confronted the challenges of the coronavirus while also developing frameworks to help guide transportation toward a future that promises to be reshaped by automated technology, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao credited stakeholders for helping regulators propel the industry forward. Chao in an exclusive Dec. 3 interview with Transport Topics...

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao is close to beating a record. Chao, who served as George W. Bush’s Labor secretary for eight years, could soon beat the record for longest duration served in the Cabinet by a female official. The reigning title was last set by former Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, the first woman to...

As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao plays a vital role in shaping the industry. She oversees the formulation of national transportation policy and serves as principle advisor to the president in all matters relating to federal transportation programs. Redefining the Road magazine recently caught up with Secretary Chao to talk about her personal career journey, her perspective on gender diversity and her...

The United States’ top transportation official discusses USDOT’s approach and response to the pandemic and how non-pandemic priorities continue to move forward. The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted priorities in every business sector, as well as the day-to-day lives of people. At the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the pandemic intensified efforts to uphold the department’s...

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