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Steven CF Anderson, Managing Director of InfrastructureUSA was a participant at the US High Speed Rail Association’s 2012 summit, held from February 28th to March 1st in Washington, DC.
After addressing those attending the conference, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood spoke with Steve about high speed rail and American infrastructure.
Secretary LaHood’s primary goals in implementing President Obama’s priorities for transportation include safety across all modes, restoring economic health and creating jobs, sustainability – shaping the economy of the coming decades by building new transportation infrastructure, and assuring that transportation policies focus on people who use the transportation system and their communities.
Before becoming Secretary of Transportation, LaHood served for 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 18th District of Illinois (from 1995-2009). During that time he served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and, after that, on the House Appropriations Committee. Prior to his election to the House, he served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Robert Michel, whom he succeeded in representing the 18th District, and as District Administrative Assistant to Congressman Thomas Railsback. He also served in the Illinois State Legislature.
Secretary Ray LaHood
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Tags: Secretary Ray LaHood, Surface Transportation & High Speed Rail Summit 2012, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION, USDOT, USHRA, Washington DC