USDOT Part of Government Plan to Address Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A White House task force led by Vice President Mike Pence that is tackling the spread of the coronavirus is assisted by input from transportation officials, Secretary Elaine Chao reminded senators March 4.

The task force, established last month, includes Joel Szabat, the acting under secretary for policy at the Department of Transportation.

“It is actually more ideal, and safer for the public, if there was a coordinated effort governmentwide, rather than individual government agencies unilaterally going ahead and implementing their plan,” Chao told the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.