Today — at the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike Ceremony marking the completion of the transcontinental railroad — is a day to commemorate the achievement of the railroads and railroad workers who risked everything to make the Transcontinental Railroad a reality.
Trump taps Elaine Chao for transportation secretary
NEW YORK (AP) — Elaine Chao’s record at the Labor Department suggests she’d have a light hand when it comes to safety regulation as transportation secretary and would seek to shift responsibility from the federal government to states where possible. President-elect Donald Trump announced on Nov. 29 that Chao was his choice for the Cabinet post. […]