ACI-NA Congratulates Chao on DOT Confirmation

For Immediate Release
January 31, 2017

WASHINGTON  ̶  Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated The Honorable Elaine Chao on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  As the Voice of Airports® in North America, ACI-NA is the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.
 
“I congratulate Secretary Elaine Chao on her confirmation by the Senate to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation in President Trump’s administration. Over the course of her career in public service, Secretary Chao has always followed through on her commitment to collaborate with industry stakeholders to address the big challenges facing our country.  Throughout her confirmation process, she has recommitted to that pledge in her efforts to advance President Trump’s vision to modernize our nation’s transportation infrastructure. As a key component of our nation’s transportation system, airports look forward to working with Secretary Chao to address our significant airport infrastructure needs. Modernizing our nation’s airport infrastructure would allow airports to remain powerful drivers of economic growth, supporting local communities through job creation and serving their passengers through an enhanced travel experience.”

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About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America.  Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports.  Collectively, U.S. airports employ more than 1.3 million people and account for $1.2 trillion in economic activity—or seven percent of the total U.S. workforce and eight percent of GDP.  Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at www.aci-na.org.