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Chao announces ‘ROUTES’ in St. Louis

Chao announces ‘ROUTES’ in St. Louis

The Secretary of the U.S. Transportation

Department has announced a new initiative to address infrastructure disparities

in rural America.

Elain Chao says the fatality rate on rural roads

is twice that of urban roads.  She says, “Unless

people think only rural roads and rural statistics only apply to rural America –

it’s not true. People from urban areas travel rural roads!”

Chao says the ‘Rural Opportunities to Use

Transportation for Economic Success’ program, or ROUTES, will bring leaders and

staff in key modes of infrastructure together, “Highways, aviation, transit and

railroads to examine grant programs’ potential to better support the nation’s

critical rural transportation infrastructure.”

Chao was with Missouri Governor Mike Parson in

St.

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