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Bianca Bosker

Why Obama's Former Transportation Chief Wants To Brick Drivers' Phones

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Bus Systems Get Millions From D.C.

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit

Although metro Detroit bus systems have recently struggled to maintain service for riders, a $30 million federal grant will allow for infrastructure u...

GOP Bill Attacked For Going Back To The 'Dark Ages'

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After years of procrastination, the White House and Congress have suddenly boosted a long-term plan to improve the nation's roads, ...

Efforts To Modernize Detroit's Transportation Grid Roll Forward

Posted 12.13.2011 | Detroit

Efforts to coordinate and modernize Detroit's regional transportation system are slowly rolling forward, despite some remaining obstacles. State Se...

Obama's 'Hipster' Republican Cabinet Secretary Hits His Own Party

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The most prominent Republican in the Obama administration is accusing GOP House members of blocking efforts to resolve the nation's pro...

Obama's 'Hipster' Cabinet Secretary Leaving

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday he will not serve beyond President Barack Obama's first term, according to the Chicago Tribune. T...

Sam Stein

Ray LaHood Dons Helmet And Bikes To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Continuing his very public campaign to encourage urban biking as an alternative to automotive transportation, U.S. Transportation Secret...

Cash For Clunkers Ends, But Stimulus Isn't Over

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ashley Rindsberg

With the auto industry showing national gains from a single government program -- and further gains from a creative, privately funded plan -- the country might have found the right way to do stimulus.

Mileage Tax Considered By Obama Transportation Secretary LaHood

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected his transportation secretary's suggestion that the administration consider taxing motoris...