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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 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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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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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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U.S. DOT establishes ‘National Freight Network’

Staff Report - Feb 18, 2013

U.S. DOT establishes ‘National Freight Network’

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) publicly announced on Feb. 14 that it established a National Freight Advisory Committee to provide recommendations aimed at improving the national freight transportation system. “Our freight system is the lifeblood of the American economy,” said ...

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