Department of Transportation

Jaime De La Vega, the General Manager of L.A.'s Department of Transportation announced his resignation yesterday effective Dec. 1st. During his two years on the job, the department shifted away from an auto-centric focus to embrace alternative modes.
Nov 1, 2013   Los Angeles Times
Robert Puentes argues that a new federal interagency partnership, debuted before the Senate this week, could provide the federal leadership necessary for a unified vision of transportation, housing, and environmental policy designed to tackle our interrelated economic, energy, and climate challenges. Exclusive
Jun 22, 2009  By Tim Halbur
Figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that the number of nationwide air passengers has declined from the previous year.
Jun 14, 2009   SF.STREETSBLOG.org
The New York Times asks the question Planetizen readers have been asking for months: Who is this Ray LaHood, and how did he become the choice for Secretary of Transportation?
May 6, 2009   The New York Times
The silos are breaking down in the federal government as the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation are embarking on a shared plan to increase interdepartmental collaboration.
Apr 21, 2009   Citiwire
The President and V.P. addressed the Department of Transportation today, stating that the new investment in infrastructure "will create or save 150,000 jobs by the end of next year, most of them in the private sector."
Mar 3, 2009   WhiteHouse.gov
Barack Obama has announced the three members of the "urban issues" arm of his incoming cabinet. <em>Grist</em>'s Ryan Avent takes a look at Shaun Donovan, Ray LaHood and Adolfo Carrion and what they may mean for urban policy.
Jan 17, 2009   Grist
<p>The Department of Transportation under President Bush has placed an emphasis on market-based measures such as toll roads to alleviate congestion, and this has public transit advocates worried that the Federal government sees no role for transit.</p>
Mar 17, 2008   The Washington Post