March 6, 2011, 11am PST
The FL Supreme Court ruled March 4 against two state senators who sued to save the project despite Gov. Rick Scott's opposition. DOT Secretary LaHood contacted Scott a third time before announcing that $2.4 billion in HSR funds would be redirected.
October 19, 2010, 12pm PDT
It's the busiest rail station in America - the first step of its transformation that returns some of its former grandeur began Oct. 18 at a groundbreaking that included DOT Secretary Ray LaHood. Penn Station will be renamed Moynihan Station.
Crain's N.Y. Business - Real Estate
August 3, 2010, 11am PDT
While acknowledging that the 18.4 cent gas tax is insufficient to meet today's and tomorrow's transportation needs, LaHood said that increasing fuel taxes now would jeopardize the economic recovery.
April 6, 2010, 5am PDT
AARP takes a comprehensive looks at streetcars, exploring their past demise, comeback, and now spreading to as many as 40 cities. Special attention is given to the Portland Streetcar and how the streetcar enables better mobility for seniors.
March 16, 2010, 7am PDT
Less money for highways, more for transit and "complete streets" - New Urban News takes a look at where the $1.5 billion TIGER grants are going.
June 8, 2009, 9am PDT
The transportation reauthorization bill will be hotly debated this fall on at least two fronts - finding a sustainable funding source and apportioning the revenues. The 18.4 cent gas tax, its funding source, declined 33% due to inflation since 1993.
The New York Times - U.S.
June 1, 2009, 7am PDT
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is visiting Spain, hoping to glean some knowledge from the country's recent successes with high-speed rail.
The New York Time - Energy & Environment
December 18, 2008, 9am PST
Surprising many, IL Congressman Ray LaHood, a Republican, was selected to fill the transportation position in Obama's administration, presumably to show a bi-partisan approach. Transportation reauthorization and the stimulus package await LaHood.