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LaHood In Detroit To Talk Light Rail Progress

Detroit Free Press | Posted 12.15.2012 | Detroit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will be in Detroit today to discuss progress on bringing a light-rail line to Woodward between downtown Detro...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Pitches $60 Billion In Latest Jobs Twist | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after failing to advance one part of President Barack Obama's jobs plan in the Senate, Democrats moved on to another Friday, annou...

Student Gets Called Out by the Secretary of Transportation At BC Commencement

| Allison Lantero | Posted 08.06.2011 | College

Even though not everyone in the Class of 2011 was graced by the presence of Tom Hanks or Toni Morrison at graduation this year, commencement speeches ...

In Defense of Napping Air Traffic Controllers

Danny Groner | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Danny Groner

The Department of Transportation, led by Ray LaHood, announced new rules this week that will force controllers to have more time off between shifts and to be accompanied by a partner.

Distracted Driving: A Deadly Epidemic

Ray LaHood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ray LaHood

Distracted driving is perhaps the least recognized public safety crisis of the 21st century. We can and will reach the day when no families will suffer because a driver took his or her eyes off the road.

Wait a Second! Part I: Toyota Fined?

Mark Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Axelrod

If LaHood were serious about fining Toyota, then he would've put a bite into the fine. But $16.4 million is the equivalent of brushing away a gnat in the humidity of an August morning.

On The Serious and Preventable Issue of Distracted Driving

Jennifer L. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer L. Smith

Road crashes claim 1.3 million lives each year. That's one death every 30 seconds. Distracted driving is a serious and preventable problem, worthy of the attention of our highest government leaders.

Sam Stein

Ray LaHood: Obama's GOP Ambassador And Stimulus Spearhead | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Among the members of Barack Obama's cabinet, Ray LaHood, the Secretary of Transportation, is perhaps the least glorified. A former member of Congress,...

Dem Rep: LaHood "Slapped Down By Know-Nothings" In White House On Mileage Tax

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and something of a firebrand, took issue with comments ma...

GOP Cabinet Member LaHood Disappointed By Stimulus Votes, Takes Some Blame

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The failure of President Obama to win any votes from House Republicans did not go unnoticed by one former House Republican, Ray LaHood, now secretary ...

Obama's Emissions Standards Supported By Auto Executives

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Auto-industry officials were surprisingly receptive to President Obama's announcement about tightening emission standards, saying the steps he announc...

The Traffic of Pay-to-Play Politics

Monica Youn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monica Youn

The Bush Administration's DOT succeeded in knocking a sizeable hole in Illinois' ban on pay-to-play deals that the state Senate had attempted to pass in the wake of the Blagojevich scandal.

Obama Transportation Secretary Pick LaHood Is An Unapologetic 'Earmarker': WaPo

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The former Republican congressman chosen by President-elect Barack Obama to direct billions in federal highway spending has been an unapologetic advoc...

LaHood To GOP: We Should Stand Behind Obama

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What a difference a cabinet appointment makes. Former Illinois Republican Rep. Ray LaHood, now the Transportation Secretary-designate, is urging the ...

Ray LaHood: Obama's Transportation Secretary

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Chicago Tribune, along with other news organizations, reports: Peoria Republican congressman Ray LaHood has been asked to be Transportation Secr...

Ray LaHood at Transportation, What is Obama Thinking?

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

A Republican with a consistently bad record on environmental issues has just been nominated to run the Department of Transportation.