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LaHood announces $1 million in immediate funding for I-5 bridge in Washington

Amanda Bayhi - May 24, 2013

LaHood announces $1 million in immediate funding for I-5 bridge in Washington

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the immediate availability of $1 million federal emergency funds for Washington State to use toward the repair of the Interstate 5 bridge that collapsed into the Skagit River last night. “We are doing everything ...

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Legislation would rename I-74 stretch in Illinois after LaHood

Amanda Bayhi - May 17, 2013

Legislation would rename I-74 stretch in Illinois after LaHood

Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-IL) has introduced legislation to rename a stretch of Interstate 74 in Peoria, Illinois, after outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, who has also served as an Illinois congressman, PJ Star reported. The proposed legislation, House Joint Resolution ...

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Acceptance of connected vehicles depends on cost, LaHood says

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2013

Acceptance of connected vehicles depends on cost, LaHood says

Outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said at a connected-vehicle conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that Americans’ acceptance of vehicle-to-vehicle communication will depend on the cost of the technology, Reuters reported. U.S. regulators believe the technology could help avoid or reduce ...

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Obama nominates Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 29, 2013

Obama nominates Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation

  President Obama nominated Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor as his new Secretary of Transportation on Monday, outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood confirmed on his blog today. LaHood writes, “Mayor Anthony is the right man for the job” and cites projects in ...

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Obama expected to nominate Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 29, 2013

Obama expected to nominate Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary

  President Obama is expected to nominate Anthony Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, as his new transportation secretary today, USA Today reported. If the Senate approves, Foxx will replace Ray LaHood. Foxx has led several transit infrastructure efforts in his city, including ...

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Slow trains going faster

John Latta - Apr 12, 2013

Slow trains going faster

Anderson Cooper upsets people. I like that. It’s a big part of what he’s supposed to do. This time it’s the high speed rail folk (and it’s not their first time because Cooper has been here before). Their complaint is that ...

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LaHood addresses Tampa bike safety summit attendees

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 11, 2013

LaHood addresses Tampa bike safety summit attendees

At a national bike safety summit in Tampa, Florida, today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he thinks the Tampa area can become bike-friendly, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Today’s bike safety summit, one of two scheduled this month, focused on ...

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LaHood applauds repurposed Macomb Transit Center

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 03, 2013

LaHood applauds repurposed Macomb Transit Center

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told Better Roads in May 2011 that he’d like to see American jobs created by “taking some shuttered industrial plants and opening them with American workers.” Nearly a year later, LaHood’s dream is finally coming true. LaHood ...

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U.S. DOT introduces bike safety summits

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 02, 2013

U.S. DOT introduces bike safety summits

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced yesterday on his Fast Lane blog that the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) will host two bike safety summits this year as part of the department’s effort to help protect bicyclists on ...

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LaHood on sequestration and transportation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 26, 2013

LaHood on sequestration and transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released a statement on Feb. 22 with his thoughts on what sequestration will mean for the nation and for transportation. For the official statement, go to http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/statement-sequestration-us-transportation-secretary-ray-lahood-22-february-2013.) LaHood says in the statement that “sequestration will have a ...

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U.S. DOT providing 12 million in Quick Release Emergency Relief Funds for Hurricane Sandy Damage in New Jersey and Connecticut

Staff Report - Nov 06, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood $12 million in quick release emergency relief funds immediately available to New Jersey and Connecticut to help begin repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, while assessments continue throughout the Northeast to determine the full ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Sep 06, 2012

RoadWorks

Mapping MAP-21’s Reforms   By John Latta   MAP-21, our brand-new surface transportation legislation, includes several significant changes to the review and approval process for transportation projects, all of which have the potential to change, and hopefully benefit the way agencies and contractors work. ...

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