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New Research Shows Enforcement Cuts Distracted Driving

Pilot Programs in Syracuse, NY and Hartford, CT Significantly Curb Texting and Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel

SYRACUSE – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced dramatic reductions in distracted driving in Syracuse, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut, after two pilot projects measured the effect of increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns.

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Helps Break Ground on Bella Vista Bypass in Northwest Arkansas

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Director Dan Flowers and other state highway officials to break ground on the first project of the much anticipated Bella Vista Bypass that will link important freight routes and open the region to economic growth.

Secretary LaHood Announces $527 Million in Funding for New Round of Popular TIGER Grant Program

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that $527 million will be available for a third round of the highly successful TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) competitive grant program, which funds innovative transportation projects that will create jobs and have a significant impact on the nation, a region or a metropolitan area.