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Senate confirms Chao to head DOT under Trump

Chao told a Senate panel earlier this month her three main goals as head of the U.S. DOT will be to bolster infrastructure funding, bridge the divide over rural and urban transportation need and find better balance between federal regulations and concerns of businesses regulated by the DOT.

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DOT Secretary nominee Chao in line for seven-figure Wells Fargo cashout upon assuming DOT job

Elaine Chao is in line for what could be a multi-million-dollar payout from Wells Fargo should she be confirmed as the U.S. Department of Transportation secretary, according to her financial disclosure form filed with the U.S. Senate and reports of her Wells Fargo stock’s value.

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Chao approved by Senate committee to run DOT, nomination moves to full Senate

Her nomination now moves to the full Senate. For Chao to be confirmed to run the DOT and serve in Trump's Cabinet, a majority vote is needed in the Senate. Chao's confirmation is expected to see little opposition.

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DOT: Growing population, freight volumes to challenge U.S. transportation systems

With the United States' population expected to increase by 70 million people and freight volumes expected to grow by more than 40 percent in the next 30 years, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says these issues will create major challenges for the country's transportation infrastructure.

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DOT nominee Chao says she hopes to balance automated vehicle tech, job displacement

If confirmed to lead the DOT, Chao said she would seek to bolster innovation while also addressing public discomfort with automated vehicles and concerns of those like truck drivers who could be put out of work by such technology, even if such a scenario is years off.

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Elaine Chao, Trump’s pick to lead DOT, names broad top priorities ahead of Jan. 11 Senate hearing

Elaine Chao, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the U.S. Department of Transportation, will appear before a Senate committee next week as part of the nomination and confirmation process for Trump’s incoming administration.

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Trump selects Washington insider Elaine Chao to run DOT

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao to be his Secretary of Transportation, the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Chao served as President George W. Bush's Secretary of Labor for the entirety of Bush's presidency. She's also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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DOT’s Foxx sued by bankrupt bus company who claims he did little work for big pay

Foxx's attorney did not immediately return a request for comment, though Charlotte-based media outlets have quoted him as hinting the lawsuit is part of a litigation blitz by the bankrupt bus maker.

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Equipment regulator NHTSA gets new boss following Senate confirmation

NHTSA — a regulatory agency under the Department of Transportation responsible for some trucking-related regulations — has a new head man, coming after nearly a year-long vacancy at the top of the agency.

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DOT’s deputy director stepping down, FHA admin. to assume role

The Department of Transportation's John Porcari, deputy secretary, will be leaving his post at the start of the year, and the FHA's Victor Mendez will take the position.

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