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Ray LaHood gave some parting remarks on Monday as he wraps up his tenure as U.S. Transportation Secretary. He was full of praise for President Barack Obama, but high speed rail was at the top of the list: I think the crowning glory for the president — and he is going to have many legacies […]

May 1st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s being widely reported today that Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will be nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the next Transportation Secretary, to replace the retiring Ray LaHood. From the Huffington Post’s story: President Barack Obama will name Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx as his next Secretary of the Department of Transportation, sources […]

Apr 28th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

XpressWest has been waiting to hear from the federal government about their $5.5 billion loan request to help construct the high speed rail project from Victorville to Las Vegas (eventually connecting to Los Angeles via Palmdale). If the lead Republican budget-writers have anything to say about it, however, that loan won’t ever be approved. Last […]

Mar 10th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been doing some exit interviews with the media, and in them, he makes it clear that the changes he has helped push through – from supporting high speed rail to giving equal time to non-motorized forms of transportation – will last under his successor. Tanya Snyder of Streetsblog has […]

Feb 13th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized