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What Trump's Transportation Pick Could Mean For Mass.11:43

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In this Wednesday, June 17, 2015 photo, commuters disembark from a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train in Brookline, Mass. The subway system in the Boston metro area is the nation's oldest, launched in 1897. Public transportation has long been hailed as a certain remedy for traffic congestion, but many of the nation's largest mass transit systems are struggling to keep up with maintenance and expansion. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)closemore
In this Wednesday, June 17, 2015 photo, commuters disembark from a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train in Brookline, Mass. The subway system in the Boston metro area is the nation's oldest, launched in 1897. Public transportation has long been hailed as a certain remedy for traffic congestion, but many of the nation's largest mass transit systems are struggling to keep up with maintenance and expansion. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

On Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Elaine Chao as secretary of transportation. Chao, who served as the secretary of labor under George W. Bush and is also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is an experienced Washington insider. As transportation secretary, she will be tasked with taking on an aging infrastructure that Trump promised to rebuild during his campaign.

Trump has also promised a trillion dollar investment in American infrastructure over the next 10 years. Trump says the funds will fix the our nation's airports, highways, bridges, tunnels, pipelines, schools and hospitals.

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Richard Davey, secretary of transportation of Massachusetts from 2011-2014, general manager of the MBTA from 2010-2011, and vice president at Transdev, which tweets @transdev.

This segment aired on December 1, 2016.

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