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Posts Tagged ‘Ray LaHood’

Open Letter from Secretary Foxx and 11 Former DOT Secretaries Urging Congress to Address Long-Term Transportation Needs

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

As Congress considers legislation to avoid a shortfall of the Highway Trust Fund, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his predecessors offered the following open letter to Congress. In addition to Secretary Foxx, Secretaries Ray LaHood, Mary Peters, Norman Mineta, Rodney Slater, Federico Peña, Samuel Skinner, Andrew Card, James Burnley, Elizabeth Dole, William Coleman and Alan Boyd all signed the letter. Their message: Congress’ work doesn’t end with the bill under consideration. Transportation in America still needs a much larger, longer-term investment.

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USDOT Secretary Nominee Anthony Foxx Describes His Three Key Areas of Focus

Friday, May 24th, 2013
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USDOT Secretary nominee Anthony Foxx revealed the three areas he will focus on if confirmed to serve by the Senate.

After first indicating he’ll follow “the bipartisan approach that I believe made Secretary LaHood so effective at DOT,” Foxx said he would focus on three key areas:

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Washington, DC: $8.3 Billion Vision for Union Station

Monday, August 13th, 2012

In this Transportation TV News Update see for yourself what an $8.3 billion renovation of the massive Union Station complex in Washington D.C. would look like. Real Estate developer Akridge held a joint news conference with Amtrak and other organizations recently to unveil a spectacular new vision for the historic property. See the artist renderings […]

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On the Go with Ray LaHood: July 2011

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

In the latest installment of his “On the Go” series, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood answers questions submitted by the public via Facebook, Twitter, and his blog. This month’s topics include funding for transit systems, high-speed rail, and job advice for young people considering a career in transportation. For more information, please visit: […]

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Ray LaHood Bikes to Work

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Ray LaHood Bikes to Work from Jay Mallin on Vimeo. Ray LaHood, U.S. secretary of transportation, does his own “Bike to Work Day” with DoT employees.

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$2 Billion High-Speed Rail Investment

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The Department’s Federal Railroad Administration selected 15 states and Amtrak to receive $2.02 billion for 22 high-speed intercity passenger rail projects as part of a nationwide network that will connect 80 percent of Americans to high-speed rail in 25 years.

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From the National Journal Transportation Blog, Week of Feb 28…

Monday, February 28th, 2011

All three governors who rejected the federal HSR grants — Govs. Walker, Kasich and Scott — told Sec. LaHood that their states could badly use that money for more urgent needs of fixing roads, bridges and transit systems and, in the case of Gov. Scott, rebuilding Florida’s ports in anticipation of the Panama Canal expansion. Yet Sec. LaHood turned a deaf ear to those requests, insisting that the stimulus money must be spent on high-speed rail — even though money spent on other modes could have been just as effective in creating jobs.

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Biden Announces $53 Billion for High-Speed Rail; the Infra Community Responds

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

“As President Obama said in his State of the Union, there are key places where we cannot afford to sacrifice as a nation – one of which is infrastructure…As a long time Amtrak rider and advocate, I understand the need to invest in a modern rail system that will help connect communities, reduce congestion and create quality, skilled manufacturing jobs that cannot be outsourced. This plan will help us to do that, while also increasing access to convenient high speed rail for more Americans.”
-Vice President Joe Biden

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Integrated Transit Systems on the East Coast

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

“As I’ve written about many times before, innovative transportation planning can help improve communities and increase opportunities for residents and businesses. Two newly completed projects will help the people of Rhode Island experience these benefits firsthand…Taken together, these projects add up to an integrated transportation system that offers travelers in Rhode Island and the Boston metropolitan area a seamless way to move from trains to buses to planes to cars…And it was made possible because of smart investments at the federal, state, and local level.”
-Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, via Fast Lane

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A rail reality check that President Obama should heed

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Innovation NewsBriefs Vol. 21, No. 28 PRESIDENT OBAMA wants Americans to zip around in high-speed trains, just as many  Japanese, French, and Chinese already do. For him, the goal seems almost as much about  national pride as job creation or energy savings. “There’s no reason that Europe or China should have the fastest trains,” he has said. […]

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