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Ray LaHood

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • DOE pledges $50 million for fuel-efficient car technology

    DOE pledges $50 million for fuel-efficient car technology
    Speaking today at the Washington Auto Show’s Policy Day, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced $50 million to support development of new vehicle technologies. “The new research and development funding announced today will help support...
  • Automakers stay cozy in U.S. capital

    Nothing seemed to underscore the revolving door between federal regulators and the companies they regulate as vividly as the two milestones marked on Jan. 17 at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One was NHTSA's announcement that it was...
  • 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...
  • Sequester may result in delays at busiest U.S. airports

    Sequester may result in delays at busiest U.S. airports
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. air travel system faces widespread disruptions if automatic government spending cuts go into effect on Friday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said on Feb. 22 in an effort to pressure congressional lawmakers to delay...
  • iPhone car-safety app from NHTSA gives data on ratings, recalls

    iPhone car-safety app from NHTSA gives data on ratings, recalls
    Federal safety regulators have unveiled an iPhone app that allows people to get safety ratings and recall information for vehicles they own or are thinking of buying. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration SaferCar app will let users...
  • 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...
  • 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...