U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao spoke at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce 2019 Congressional Luncheon Aug. 13.
Chao spoke about modifying over-regulation without compromising safety or the environment and promised big infrastructure projects to come, promoting the Savannah Harbor Extension Project and calling Georgia’s ports a “critical multimodal access point to global markets.” She also touted non-traditional transportation such as re-useable rockets and drones capable of carrying passengers.
“Washington could learn a lot from Georgia,” Sen. David Perdue said at the event, about the state’s tax structure and regulatory environment that actually works. He also announced $189 million in federal infrastructure grants to Georgia.
The event was held at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center in Macon.
Photo of Secretary Chao courtesy by Ben Young