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Ray LaHood

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  • Government set new record for airline fines in 2012

    Government set new record for airline fines in 2012
    A more activist Transportation Department, which set a record in 2011 for the number of fines it issued against airlines for violating aviation consumer protection rules, appears to have maintained its momentum this past year. In 2012, the Department...
  • Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?

    Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?
    Although it may be weeks before the full effects of the government sequester are felt, many travelers say that they're prepared for whatever's coming down the road. A mandatory 3 percent cut in the federal budget, which would translate into a 9 percent...
  • Obama showing his vindictive streak

    Shutting down the government in an effort to use a budget fight to get rid of Obamacare is not the strategy I would have recommended for the GOP. And while Republicans can be blamed for starting the shutdown, it's increasingly apparent that President...
  • Top Democrats rally around CTA Red Line completion

    Top Democrats rally around CTA Red Line completion
    Top Illinois Democrats on Thursday used the completion of two major transportation projects to contrast what they say is Chicago's progress against the partisan gridlock of Washington that left the federal government partially shut down for 16 days....
  • Airlines fly above air traffic doomsday predictions

     Airlines fly above air traffic doomsday predictions
    Criticism intensified Monday that the Obama administration is deliberately inconveniencing and potentially endangering the flying public by going ahead with threatened staffing reductions at airport air traffic towers and radar facilities, instead of...
  • Senate confirms Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary

    Senate confirms Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary, leaving two controversial choices pending to fill President Obama’s second-term Cabinet. Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., won a vote of...
  • Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker confirmed by Senate

    WASHINGTON — Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker was confirmed Tuesday as President Obama’s secretary of Commerce in a 97-1 Senate vote. Pritzker, a Democratic mega-donor whose family founded the Hyatt Hotel chain, was the president’s...
  • Feds will mandate noisier hybrid vehicles

     
    Safety experts have warned for years that today's hybrid-electric and fully-electric automobiles, because they emit little or, in some cases, almost no engine noise, pose significant safety risks in a culture where pedestrians and bicyclists are...
  • Ray LaHood Resigns as U.S. DOT Chief

     
    Secretary Ray LaHood announced this morning that his time heading up the Department of Transportation has reached the end of the road, according to a news release. LaHood, 67, said that after serving for four years in President Barack Obama's......
  • Lawmakers to Jump-Start Backup Camera Mandate

     
    In 2007, Congress and President George W. Bush approved a law mandating that the government set automotive rear-visibility guidelines by the beginning of 2011. In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed that backup cameras be...
  • Villaraigosa says he plans to stay mayor until his term ends

     
    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Friday that he plans to stay mayor until the end of his term on June 30, greatly reducing the likelihood that he would become President Obama’s secretary of Transportation....
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......