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Secretary LaHood Announces More Than 70 Innovative Transportation Projects Competitively Funded Under TIGER II

Forty-two capital construction projects and 33 planning projects in 40 states will share nearly $600 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s popular TIGER II program for major infrastructure projects ranging from highways and bridges to transit, rail and ports, Secretary Ray LaHood announced today.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Participates in International Walk to School Day

At an event celebrating International Walk to School Day, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined elementary school students in Silver Spring, Maryland today to showcase the federal ”Safe Routes to School” (SRTS) program and to highlight First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative.  Secretary LaHood, joined by Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, escorted students to East Silver Spring Elementary School to encourage children nationwide to walk and bike safely to school.

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Launches “Voices of the Recovery Act” Web Feature

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today unveiled a new interactive “Voices of the Recovery Act” web feature to share the stories of workers on Recovery Act projects around the country.  Through the online map, visitors can click on videos of construction workers around the country employed on Recovery Act-funded construction projects.  Using their own words, workers across America talk about what the Recovery Act has meant to them in tough economic times for the construction industry. Workers employed by a transportation funded Recovery project can submit their own videos by posting their story on YouTube.