U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and Brazilian Minister of Infrastructure announce partnership

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Brazilian Minister of Infrastructure Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (Memorandum) that will strengthen collaboration on transportation infrastructure investment strategies and on key transportation priorities in technology and innovation between the U.S. and Brazil.

“The Department is committed to strengthening our longstanding cooperative relationship with Brazil by sharing data and best practices to build safer and smarter transportation systems,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao…

The Memorandum will enable the two nations to exchange information, data and best practices on topics such as automated vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, unmanned aircraft systems, and the use of public-private partnerships to support infrastructure development. This agreement, along with the U.S.-Brazil Open Skies Agreement and the U.S.-Brazil Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement, demonstrates the comprehensive transportation relationship between the two countries.