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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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USDOT, DHS team up to prevent human trafficking

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 06, 2013

USDOT, DHS team up to prevent human trafficking

Outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan, along with Delta Air Lines Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson and JetBlue Airways Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Associate General ...

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Inhofe: Obama’s $500 billion to $600 billion reauthorization bill “not going to happen”

John Latta - Jun 05, 2013

Inhofe: Obama’s $500 billion to $600 billion reauthorization bill “not going to happen”

Oklahoma conservative Republican Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who has "been through," as a he puts it, eight reauthorization bills, said after hearing outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood say President Obama's goal was $500 billion to $600 billion long-term reauthorization ...

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LaHood: Expect major transportation infrastructure announcement from Obama

John Latta - Jun 05, 2013

LaHood: Expect major transportation infrastructure announcement from Obama

Expect a major announcement on transportation infrastructure from President Obama. That's the word from outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. "Once we get past immigration, guns, the sequester, I think the President is going to be big and bold on transportation infrastructure. ...

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LaHood encourages Great Lakes governors to push for five-year transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 03, 2013

LaHood encourages Great Lakes governors to push for five-year transportation bill

At a summit of the Council of Great Lakes Governors on Saturday, outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood encouraged governors in the Great Lakes area to increase transportation funding pressure on Congress, The Detroit News reported. LaHood urged the governors to ...

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America’s supertrains are running late

John Latta - Jun 03, 2013

America’s supertrains are running late

Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga high speed rail unit? Or maybe we’re riding on the bullet train they call the City of New Orleans? We have our old trains. But will new high speed trains on high speed tracks ...

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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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