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Tony Dorsey, Media Relations Manager
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
AASHTO Congratulates Elaine Chao, 18th U.S. Transportation Secretary

​WASHINGTON – The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials applauds Elaine Chao for her confirmation today, as the nation’s 18th U.S. Transportation Secretary.

"We congratulate Elaine Chao on her confirmation as U.S. Transportation Secretary and stand ready to work with USDOT to continue efforts to rebuild and modernize America’s aging transportation infrastructure," said AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright. "In her confirmation testimony, Secretary Chao said she believes the Trump administration will support more federal funding for infrastructure as well as private financing. AASHTO agrees that a balanced approach to transportation investment will be required to fully support America’s transportation system into the future.”