More Articles for U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

Corridor X/I-65 Interchange in Alabama ‘laying the foundation for future economic development’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 29, 2012

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined state and local officials on Feb. 22 to review progress on the Appalachian Corridor X and I-65 Interchange, a project that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says will improve safety and mobility ...

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Construction begins on Cincinnati streetcar line

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 21, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 17 helped kick off construction of a new 3.9-mile streetcar line that will spur Cincinnati’s efforts to revitalize its downtown core by improving access to major employers, the developing riverfront, ...

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TIFIA loan requests top $13 billion

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 16, 2012

An "overwhelming demand" for Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program loans has greatly exceeded the dollars available, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said on Feb. 15, adding that it underscores President Obama’s call for greater transportation ...

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LaHood recommends $2.2 billion to strengthen backbone of U.S. transportation network

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 15, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 14 recommended $2.2 billion in funding to begin or advance construction of 29 significant rail and bus rapid transit projects in 15 states. The projects, included in President Obama’s proposed Fiscal ...

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U.S. DOT proposed budget invests $74 billion for transportation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 13, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 13 praised President Obama’s $74 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation. These funds will lay a new foundation for economic growth and competitiveness by investing in our ...

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LaHood reviews $536 million I-4 Connector

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 06, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Jan. 27 reviewed progress on the $536 million I-4/Lee Roy Selmon Expressway Connector and reiterated President Obama's call for infrastructure investment and job creation as part of the "Blueprint for an ...

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Come Together, Right Now, Over Bill

John Latta - Feb 03, 2012

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers is taking what I think will become a pretty popular position on the House’s HR7 reauthorization bill, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act (AEIJA), just passed by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It's ...

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Think Locally, Act Nationally – Carnegie Report

John Latta - Jan 09, 2012

The best thinkers -- and doers -- in transportation infrastructure might just be found far far from our nation's capital. When it comes to giving America the best transportation infrastructure it can have, the  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says, basically, ...

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I-5 Columbia River Crossing OK’d

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 05, 2012

Plans to replace the aging Interstate 5 Columbia River Crossing Bridges and build an interstate transit link can now move forward. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the approval - known as a "record of decision" (ROD). This represents ...

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LaHood: Funding for 46 innovative transportation projects through TIGER round 3

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 16, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Dec. 15 announced that 46 transportation projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico will receive a total of $511 million from the third round of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) popular TIGER program. The ...

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LaHood: $177 million to Illinois to connect Chicago and Quad Cities

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 14, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Dec. 12 announced more than $177 million for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for a passenger rail project that will operate twice-daily round-trip service between Chicago and the Quad Cities and put nearly ...

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LaHood awards $7 million for Southeast high-speed rail corridor between D.C., Atlanta

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 13, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has awarded $7 million to Georgia and Washington D.C. to continue work on the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor linking Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. to Washington, D.C., according to the U.S. Department ...

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