Done Deal: Obama Picks LaHood as Transpo Secretary

The Washington Post says it’s official

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Transpo Sec Rumor Mill: Rep. Ray LaHood the Leading Candidate

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Photo: Wikipedia The Hill is reporting that Illinois Representative Ray LaHood, described as a centrist Republican, is in talks with the Obama team about taking a Cabinet post, most likely as Secretary of Transportation. The official announcement could be made as early as Friday. If LaHood is chosen, it would come as something of a […]

Same.gov: A Transportation Secretary Who’s Hard to Believe In

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On Monday, Obama announced his "green dream team." Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wasn’t there. We’ve been calling around to Congressional staffers, advocates and insiders to get a better sense of what Obama’s appointment of Ray LaHood as transportation secretary means for those pushing for sustainable transport, smart growth, livable streets. While no one is giving […]

Obama Talks Urban Policy as LaHood Seeks More Urban Transpo Money

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Obama during the "sprawl is over" speech last February The White House Office of Urban Affairs, which has drawn criticism for its inactivity at a rocky economic time for the nation’s cities, capped a day-long summit today with a speech by President Obama. Referencing his formative years as a Chicago community organizer, Obama urged the […]

LaHood Vows to Avert Federal Transpo Bankruptcy and Pay For It

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The Obama administration is working on a plan to fill the shortfall in the nation’s highway trust fund by August without adding to the federal deficit, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told Congress today. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (Photo: HillBuzz) The circumstances behind the trust fund’s financial troubles are well-known: a nationwide decline in driving coupled […]