https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2021/05/14/stop-anti-asian-hate-appreciate-american-diversity-elaine-chao/5042405001/ On a beautiful spring morning, my day began with a cup of coffee, an enchanting serenade from a songbird outside my kitchen window, and a hateful e-mail entitled: “Go back to China, China woman.” We are Americans. I was born in Taiwan and came to America when I was 8 years old. I received...

During these challenging times, it is more important than ever to unleash the full power of the U.S. economy to create jobs and get our country moving again. One of the most underappreciated factors in economic stagnation is the heavy burden imposed on job creators by unnecessary, outdated, and duplicative regulations. The red tape imposed...

Airline passengers have no greater advocate than the U.S. Department of Transportation, which, since the outset of the unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency, has worked overtime to keep America’s national airspace functioning and safe (“Secretary Chao has authority to require airline refunds, COVID safety. She should use it,” Wednesday, USATODAY.com). This is for the benefit...

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, America’s truckers have worked around the clock to deliver critical goods, food and medical supplies across our country. Without their incredible contributions, our nation’s supply chain would not function and the economy would face even more significant interruptions. More than 70% of domestic freight moves via trucking — connecting...

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Department of Transportation is focused on keeping our country’s national airspace operational and safe. That includes protecting consumers, the aviation workforce, and the economic health of the airlines. As Secretary of Transportation, I’m especially concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on airline passengers, many of whom may...

As demand for air travel grows, this Administration through the U.S. Department of Transportation is partnering with state and local governments to invest in our airport infrastructure. Thanks to a robust economy and lower ticket prices, more people can afford to fly to their destinations. Newly released airline traffic estimates show 78.1 million passengers flew...

Drones are the fastest-evolving transportation segment in history, moving at the pace of imagination. It is an exciting time for aviation, and the U.S. Transportation Department is playing an important role in this revolution. We are focused on improving our agility and flexibility in our support of the drone community, while keeping the safety of...

By land, water and air, transportation infrastructure binds together the United States of America. Every day, Americans take over a billion trips — usually on the nation’s 4 million miles of roads. Rivers, streams and other obstacles are traversed via America’s 616,096 highway bridges. Federal resources focus on the subset of U.S. roads deemed most...

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