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2013-02-26 12:21:37

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, FTA Administrator Joseph Szabo, other experts are featured in the seven-video set. SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and other experts are featured in "Economic and Social Impacts of High-Speed Rail Systems," a set of seven videos from a day-long workshop on the future of high-speed and intercity passenger rail. Posted by the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), each video focuses on...

2013-02-05 20:20:18

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) is grateful for his dedication SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announces his retirement, US Secretary of Transportation (ret.) Norman Y. Mineta and Rod Diridon, executive director of the nine-university Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC), expressed admiration for the Secretary's accomplishments. Secretary Mineta, who founded the Mineta Transportation...

2013-01-29 12:20:41

Unprecedented Commitment to Behavioral Safety Statement for Attribution to Barbara Harsha, Executive Director, Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GHSA is saddened to learn of Secretary Ray LaHood's departure from the Department of Transportation. As Secretary, his commitment to behavioral highway safety was unprecedented. Never before had a DOT Secretary been so dedicated to addressing driver behavior, which continues to...

2013-01-11 16:20:13

CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney issued the following statement today after U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta announced that the FAA and Boeing will start a review of the 787's recent issues and critical systems: "Boeing shares the same commitment to air travel safety that Transportation Secretary LaHood and FAA Administrator Huerta spoke of this morning in Washington,...

2013-01-07 16:20:12

FRA Administrator Joseph Szabo, other transportation leaders also will present. SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will keynote "Economic and Social Impacts of High-Speed Rail Systems," a day-long workshop on the future of high-speed and intercity passenger rail. The event is Sunday, January 13, at the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) annual meeting in Washington, DC. The session opens at 9:00 a.m. with a presentation...

2012-12-20 20:20:18

FRA Administrator Joseph Szabo, other transportation leaders also will present. SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will keynote "Economic and Social Impacts of High-Speed Rail Systems," a day-long workshop on the future of high-speed and intercity passenger rail. The event is Sunday, January 13, at the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) annual meeting in Washington, DC. The session opens at 9:00 a.m. with a presentation by...

2012-11-19 20:20:06

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is invited to keynote. Transportation leaders will present. SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Intercity Passenger Rail Committee and the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) will conduct a day-long workshop on the future of high-speed and intercity passenger rail at TRB's annual meeting in Washington, DC. "Economic and Social Impacts of High-Speed Rail Systems" will...

2012-09-04 06:21:46

MIAMI, Florida, September 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, will give the keynote address to air cargo industry leaders attending The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) 26th International Air Cargo Forum & Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia on October 2nd 2012. The world's premier air cargo event is expected to attract over 5,000 business leaders from all aspects of the air cargo supply chain, representing over 100 countries,...

2012-07-11 10:20:27

PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02) today joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Mayor Michael Nutter at the 80-year-old Wayne Junction Substation in North Philadelphia to launch $12.8 million in critical infrastructure work that will improve service and safety for half of SEPTA's regional rail grid. The grant comes from the Department of Transportation's TIGER 4 (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery)...

Over Half Of High School Seniors Admit To Texting While Driving
2012-06-08 12:58:09

The deadly trend of texting while driving is continuing to be problematic, as over half of high school seniors admitted to the habit in a new survey. A government survey found that about 58 percent of high school seniors said they had texted or emailed while driving during the previous month. "We need to teach kids, who are the most vulnerable drivers, that texting and driving don't mix," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said at news conference on Thursday. At the conference,...