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LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2014

LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

During a trip to St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pushed for a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase, St. Louis Public Radio reports. LaHood is visiting the city to promote infrastructure investment and bring awareness to the state ...

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Former Transportation Secretary LaHood to serve as Caterpillar consultant

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 05, 2014

Former Transportation Secretary LaHood to serve as Caterpillar consultant

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will serve as a consultant to Caterpillar, Inc., the company announced Thursday. Caterpillar notes that LaHood will “provide advice on policy related matters.” “ will assist Caterpillar in developing corporate strategies focused on identifying solutions to specific ...

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Travel industry survey: ‘Crumbling infrastructure' poses economic threat

Amanda Bayhi - May 23, 2014

Travel industry survey: ‘Crumbling infrastructure' poses economic threat

The “crumbling infrastructure” in the U.S. threatens global competitiveness as well as job and economic growth, business leaders say. A survey conducted by Building America’s Future (BAF) and the U.S. Travel Association found that more than three-quarters of respondents said the ...

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LaHood touts fuel tax hike at transportation tech summit

Todd Dills - May 21, 2014

LaHood touts fuel tax hike at transportation tech summit

Speaking to attendees of the ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made a case for raising the federal fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon and indexing the level to inflation going forward. With China ...

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Former DOT Chief LaHood joins infrastructure-focused investment firm

Amanda Bayhi - May 20, 2014

Former DOT Chief LaHood joins infrastructure-focused investment firm

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has joined infrastructure-focused investment firm Meridiam, the company announced on Tuesday. LaHood, who served as Secretary of Transportation from 2009 until 2013, is now a senior advisor to Meridiam North America. He is responsible for providing ...

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LaHood: Congress will extend MAP-21 when current bill expires

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 25, 2014

LaHood: Congress will extend MAP-21 when current bill expires

Highway advocates -- including the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC), Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and more -- have been urging Congress to come up with a solution before the Highway Trust Fund, the ...

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Shuster rules out gas tax hike for highway funding; LaHood continues push for 10-cent gas tax hike

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 05, 2014

Shuster rules out gas tax hike for highway funding; LaHood continues push for 10-cent gas tax hike

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has has pulled a federal gas tax hike off the table of options for transportation funding. Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, said Tuesday at an event hosted by Building America’s Future (BAF) and Bloomberg Government ...

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LaHood joins Building America’s Future as co-chair

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 08, 2014

LaHood joins Building America’s Future as co-chair

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joins Building America’s Future (BAF) as the organization’s new co-chair, BAF announced Wednesday. LaHood joins co-chairs Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, as well as Ed Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania. LahHood, Bloomberg and ...

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Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 05, 2013

Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

A commuter train in New York derailed Sunday, and former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is pointing to the crash as an example of the need for investment in transportation infrastructure. The southbound Metro-North train, which was carrying about 150 passengers, ...

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Chamber of Commerce president calls for gas tax increase

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 22, 2013

Chamber of Commerce president calls for gas tax increase

Less than a week after former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood suggested a 10-cent-per-gallon tax hike, the idea of a fuel tax increase is getting more buzz. Thomas Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Monday at a breakfast hosted ...

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LaHood suggests 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 17, 2013

LaHood suggests 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has suggested raising the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon. LaHood said this week that Congress should increase the federal gas tax, which has been 18.4 cents per gallon since 1993, to 28.4 cents per ...

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Senate Transportation Committee approves Foxx nomination

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 11, 2013

Senate Transportation Committee approves Foxx nomination

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Monday unanimously approved the nomination of Anthony Foxx for Secretary of Transportation. At the committee’s business meeting, where it considered Foxx for the USDOT position and Penny Pritzker as Secretary of Commerce, ...

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