American Road & Transportation Builders Association President & CEO Pete Ruane issued the following statement in reaction to Elaine Chao's selection as U.S. DOT Secretary:
"President-elect Trump has made a very good choice in selecting an experienced and proven leader to serve in this key cabinet post.
“As a former deputy secretary of transportation and secretary of labor in the respective Bush Administrations, there will be little learning curve for Elaine Chao. She is already well-versed on federal transportation policy, regulatory and safety matters.
“We look forward to her playing a critical leadership role in fulfilling President-elect Trump's campaign pledge to make major new strategic investments in America's transportation infrastructure network.”