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Date: 01/07/21 14:08
US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: RuleG

US DOT Secretary Elaine Chao announced her resignation today.  This resignation likely means that she is stepping down from her capacity as an Amtrak Board member.

https://www.rtands.com/rail-news/deeply-troubled-transportation-secretary-chao-resigns-following-d-c-violence/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=22226



Date: 01/07/21 14:14
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: dcfbalcoS1

        Assume no loss.



Date: 01/07/21 14:22
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: WAF

She was worthless as her husband



Date: 01/07/21 14:53
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: radar

The coward's way out of having to vote on the 25th.  I suppose voting either way would have political implications for Mitch McConnell. 



Date: 01/07/21 15:11
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: ronald321

My understanding is - the Sec. of Trans. has an "Automatic" seat on the Amtrak Board

So, she is out - and Mayor Pete is in.

Amtrak just got dealt a better hand.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/07/21 15:12 by ronald321.



Date: 01/07/21 15:16
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: another_view

It has been standard practice for over 30 years that the Secretary of Transportation makes and appearance at one Amtrak BOD meeting at the beginning of their term and is never seen again, a staff member attends for all future meetings.

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Date: 01/07/21 16:00
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: ProAmtrak

ronald321 Wrote:
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> My understanding is - the Sec. of Trans. has an
> "Automatic" seat on the Amtrak Board
>
> So, she is out - and Mayor Pete is in.
>
> Amtrak just got dealt a better hand.

Not holding my breath  Ronald, been around the block too many times to get excited about Amtrak when it comes to a new Administration!



Date: 01/07/21 16:12
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: joemvcnj

When Mineta was DOT Secy, Jeff Rosen often stood in for him, and lead a rebellion against David Gunn. 



Date: 01/07/21 16:20
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: wabash2800

She did say that she and her staff would be assisting Pete in the transition. Of course, this was after her husband is no longer the Senate Majority Leader. I believe Trump appointed her to another postion in the Pentagon, if I am not mistaken.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/07/21 16:41 by wabash2800.



Date: 01/07/21 16:21
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: ProAmtrak

And that's why Amtrak is where its at now, because once Gunn go fired the LDS Crap happened no thanks to Kenneth Mead and everything else demanding Amtrak to reduce losses!



Date: 01/07/21 17:00
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: SP4360

Chow Felicia!



Date: 01/07/21 17:17
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: GenePoon

Makes no difference as she was a lame duck who would have been out after January 20 anyway.



Date: 01/07/21 17:18
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: Lackawanna484

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> She did say that she and her staff would be
> assisting Pete in the transition. Of course, this
> was after her husband is no longer the Senate
> Majority Leader. I believe Trump appointed her to
> another postion in the Pentagon, if I am not
> mistaken.
>
> Victor A. Baird
> http://www.erstwhilepublications.com

The Washington Post mentioned that the DOT Inspector General is completing a report on complaints Secretary Chao used her position to benefit her husband's constituents.  That report may be released in the near future.  She is particularly pleased with her "removal of rules which caused an overhang of regulation on the transportation industry".



Date: 01/07/21 17:57
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: kscessnadriver

ronald321 Wrote:
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> My understanding is - the Sec. of Trans. has an
> "Automatic" seat on the Amtrak Board
>
> So, she is out - and Mayor Pete is in.
>
> Amtrak just got dealt a better hand.

If the Amtrak station in the town he was formerly the mayor of is any indiciation, he won't be any better. South Bend station is a dump.



Date: 01/07/21 18:30
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: joemvcnj

Education Secretary has just resigned.

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Date: 01/07/21 20:02
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: jp1822

There's a transition in power in less than TWO WEEKS - they all should be buying train and plane tickets!

For two weeks, does it really matter??? 



Date: 01/07/21 20:09
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: cchan006

jp1822 Wrote:
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> For two weeks, does it really matter??? 

At face value, it doesn't. Eating popcorn right here. Funny how TO members often viciously mock their own members, yet don't mock Washington D.C. which is far more mock-worthy.



Date: 01/07/21 20:41
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: pdt

kscessnadriver Wrote:
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> ronald321 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > My understanding is - the Sec. of Trans. has an
> > "Automatic" seat on the Amtrak Board
> >
> > So, she is out - and Mayor Pete is in.
> >
> > Amtrak just got dealt a better hand.
>
> If the Amtrak station in the town he was formerly
> the mayor of is any indiciation, he won't be any
> better. South Bend station is a dump.

With Mayor Pete, 100% chance things will not get any worse, and 65% chance things will get better.  IMHO.
Mayor Pete is a smart guy who can problem solve.  He has admitted that everything he did in South Bend did not work as planned. Cant see how u would think he could be any worse than the wife of senator/another family member getting a fat federal pension, rubber stamp seat warmer.

Oh, and BTW, the condition of the South Bend RR station has nothing to do with how he will be as secy of Transportation.   Appears as though u were just looking for something negative to say..



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/21 00:14 by pdt.



Date: 01/07/21 21:47
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: coach

She has been an absolutely worthless DOT Head----------cushy job courtesy of her husband's connections--------epitome of pollitical appointee gorging on the slop at the trough while doing nothing of value.



Date: 01/07/21 23:19
Re: US DOT Secretary/Amtrak Board Member Resigns
Author: alally8444

coach Wrote:
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> She has been an absolutely worthless DOT
> Head----------cushy job courtesy of her husband's
> connections--------epitome of pollitical appointee
> gorging on the slop at the trough while doing
> nothing of value.

Nothing except enriching her family's shipping business!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/07/21 23:27 by alally8444.



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