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Eugene Mulero

U.S. Highways 'A Disaster' In Need Of Gas Tax Increase, Former Obama Official Says | Eugene Mulero | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood intensified his criticism of Congress on Tuesday, saying the country's transportation system ...

Sam Stein

Obama's Former Top Adviser Urges Him To Learn To Love The Gas Tax | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's former top transportation adviser urged him on Wednesday to drop his reluctance and fully embrace a gas-tax inc...

Bianca Bosker

Why Obama's Former Transportation Chief Wants To Brick Drivers' Phones | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology

When Ray LaHood took office in 2009 as secretary of the Department of Transportation, 18 states had passed laws to fight distracted driving. When he r...

Stopping Distracted Driving: What Will It Take?

Jay Winsten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jay Winsten

Despite a sharp increase in awareness of the distracted driving problem, we're not seeing a significant change in drivers' behavior. Why not? And, what will it take to turn this problem around? Why did another campaign -- the designated-driver campaign against drunk driving -- succeed? And what's different about the distracted-driving problem?

Oh No! Bullet Train To Vegas In Trouble

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 07.17.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has suspended its review of a $5.5 billion loan request that is critical for building a private b...

Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., and a political ally of President Barack Obama, was unanimously confirmed by the Senate...

Jason Linkins

President Obama Really, Really Wants To Maybe Fix Some Bridges, If That's OK With Everybody [VIDEO] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

One of the fun new games we are playing in America during our morning commutes is, "Will I Make It Across This Bridge Before It Collapses?" Today, I w...

Obama Announces New Cabinet Pick

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday tapped rising Democratic politician Anthony Foxx to lead the Department of Transportation, an agency at...

Sam Stein

The Next Transportation Secretary Is ... | Sam Stein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will name Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx as his next Secretary of the Department of Transportation, sources ...

City Hall Continues Investing to Give Chicago the River it Deserves

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.15.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Change comes slow. Especially when it runs headlong into 150 years of history. That is certainly the case with the Chicago River, a waterway long maligned and mistreated at the heart of this city.

Sequestration and the Failure of the Fourth Estate

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Scott Lilly

It would be possible to cut the Federal Aviation Administration budget in a far less disruptive way than the sequestration plan outlined by the agency's administrator. Was it about grandstanding and budget hype?

John McCain: 'Shame On Ray LaHood'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain said Sunday that the Obama administration's Republican transportation secretary ought to be ashamed of himself for blam...

Team Obama Warns Of Cuts' Deep Impact

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and TRACIE CONE | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Widespread flight delays and shuttered airports, off-limit seashores and unprotected parks. The Obama administration is painting a dire...

Top Cabinet Official Warns: Sequester Will Mean Travel Hell

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has a frightening message: Air travel could get worse. The Obama Cabinet member and form...

Sam Stein

In Exit Interview, Ray LaHood Warns Congress To Loosen The Purse Strings | Sam Stein | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaving what he called "the best job I've ever had," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took some parting shots at lawmakers, mainly hi...

LaHood Leaving

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who lifted the profile of distracted driving as a national safety concern, is stepping down, presen...

Twitter Chimes In On Detroit Transit Plan

Posted 01.18.2013 | Detroit

Light rail funding has finally arrived. At a Friday press conference, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, flanked by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder a...

Feds To Start Funding Detroit Light-Rail System

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 03.20.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — The federal government committed $25 million Friday to build a streetcar line through the heart of Detroit, putting in place the last ...

Feds Make Huge Investment In Transit

Posted 01.18.2013 | Detroit

Sometimes travel plans don't always go as you expect -- just ask U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. LaHood announced Friday a $25 million fe...

Improving the Department of Transportation: A Conversation With Ray LaHood

Tom Fox | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Ray LaHood is the 16th secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), which is ranked ninth out of 19 large agencies in the just-released 2012 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" rankings.

DeMint's Statement: Only an Ideologue, an Idiot (or His Mother) Could Love It

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Where, pray tell, does rocket-scientist DeMint think this money is spent? On Newt Gingrich's moon colony? Let me help him out. We just need him to concentrate for a moment, because this is a tough one, even for a rocket-scientist.

AFSCME Fails to Derail Pat Quinn's High-Speed Rail Roll-Out

David Ormsby | Posted 12.25.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Illinois AFSCME Council 31 attempted on Friday to derail Governor Pat Quinn's effort to showcase the roll-out of high-speed rail in Illinois. But their protest train remained stuck in the station.

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...

Jason Cherkis

Veep Pick Paul Ryan Lobbied On Behalf Of Companies Who Gave Him Campaign Cash | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In recent years, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has increasingly held himself to a higher standard than the rest of Congress when it comes to ...

How County's Spending $10M Grant

Posted 07.26.2012 | Miami

Miami-Dade County just got a lot greener, and not just in the wallet. US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez...