Secretary LaHood's Speeches
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today participated in the groundbreaking of a new 3.9-mile modern streetcar line project that will directly connect thousands of commuters with Tucson’s major downtown employers, health care facilities, the University of Arizona and regional attractions.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined ticket agent Unister USA, also known as Flights24.com, $30,000 for violating the Department’s rules on fare advertising and disclosure of code-share flights.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a $54.6 million loan to Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) for the purchase of 30 new General Electric ES44AC locomotives.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the overwhelming demand for TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act) program loans has greatly exceeded the dollars available, underscoring President Obama’s call for greater transportation investment. The Department of Transportation received 26 TIFIA letters of interest exceeding $13 billion.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today recommended $2.2 billion in funding to begin or advance construction of 29 significant rail and bus rapid transit projects in 15 states.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson today visited construction at the Sacramento Valley Station, showcasing the economic impact of federal investments in the station and other passenger rail projects throughout the state.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in Sacramento today promoting President Obama’s vision for high-speed rail during a tour of the Sacramento Siemens locomotive plant and in a meeting with California-based manufacturers. Secretary LaHood discussed with suppliers how to maximize the economic impact of the nearly $800 million in next-generation American-made trains being built and purchased this year.
FRESNO, Calif. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today promoted the Obama Administration’s vision for high-speed rail in a meeting with Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Sacramento area business leaders.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today toured Denver’s West Rail Line project, which will improve access to major employers and area universities while reducing traffic in a highly congested corridor, all part of President Obama’s vision of an “America Built to Last.”