U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to headline National Bike Summit

By Val Vanderpool

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — The League of American Bicyclists has announced that Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao will headline the opening session of the National Bike Summit. The Summit will be held March 5-7, 2018 in Washington, D.C..

During Secretary Chao’s first year of service, the Department of Transportation issued a four-year strategic plan and advanced the regulatory architecture for the safe deployment of transformative transportation technologies, including autonomous vehicles, and has been involved with White House deliberations on a trillion-dollar infrastructure proposal. Chao has identified her top priorities as safety, innovation and infrastructure.

“We look forward to hearing from Secretary Chao about her experiences in her first year, her plans for transportation in the coming year and how active transportation fits into those plans,” the League said in a statement on its website.

Early bird registration for the National Bike Summit ends January 10, 2018. To learn more about the event and register, visit bikeleague.org/summit.