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Secretary LaHood Helps Break Ground on Milton-Madison Bridge Replacement Project

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today joined Congressman Baron Hill, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear and other state and local officials in breaking ground on the Milton-Madison bridge replacement project, which received a $20 million grant earlier this year under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The grant is from the U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) program. 

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Launches “Faces of Distracted Driving” Online Awareness Campaign

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today launched “Faces of Distracted Driving,” an online video series exploring the tragic consequences of texting and cell phone use while driving.  The series features people from across the country who have been injured or lost loved ones in distracted driving crashes.  In 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and half a million were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces Funding Commitment for New O’Hare South Air Traffic Control Tower

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration will fund the design and construction of a new South Air Traffic Control Tower at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, scheduled to be built as part of the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP).

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