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2011-10-24 16:16:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves and Chairman Dan England questioned Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's contention in a letter to Congress that the administration is drafting a new hours-of-service proposal based on the "most comprehensive and up-to-date data and analysis." In an Oct. 21 letter to the secretary, Graves and England said LaHood's contention was well off-base. "There is little or no...

2011-10-12 10:15:00

To discuss consequences of congressional action and inaction, Oct. 13 WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will appear at a National Press Club speakers luncheon on Oct. 13 to discuss the American Jobs Act and the role transportation plays in our nation's economy. LaHood will also discuss Congress's struggles over the 2012 federal budget and how it has affected transportation programs such as the Federal Aviation Administration, which...

2011-10-10 14:57:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) and The Washington Post are convening leading thinkers in transportation, urban planning, and finance to discuss the problems and potential of the nation's railroads, highways, bridges, and transit systems. The summit, titled "Fixing America's Foundation: Rebuilding Transportation Infrastructure," will take place Oct. 14 in Washington. It is part of the Washington Post Live series of forums on key issues. (Click here to...

2011-09-30 09:55:00

To discuss consequences of congressional action and inaction, Oct. 13 WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will appear at a National Press Club speakers luncheon on Oct. 13 to discuss the American Jobs Act and the role transportation plays in our nation's economy. LaHood will also discuss Congress's struggles over the 2012 federal budget and how it has affected transportation programs such as the Federal Aviation Administration, which...

2011-09-15 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- *PHOTO LINK AT BOTTOM* Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycle manufacturing, today announced that United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood received a personal demonstration of Zero's 2011 electric motorcycle product line. The program was held in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2011 (APEC) Senior Officials Meeting being held this week in San Francisco. Zero participated in the Innovative...

2011-08-04 16:27:00

Teamsters President Condemns Republicans for Hostage Taking WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today praised the Senate and administration officials for acting responsibly and ending the impasse over Federal Aviation Administration spending. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) According to news reports, the Senate has agreed to a compromise with House Republicans. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood agreed...

2011-05-23 09:51:00

REHOBOTH, Mass., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Safety Record, Safety Research & Strategies' watchdog publication, published its new findings on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) reports on Toyota Unintended Acceleration. Following extensive review of those reports and previously unavailable documents recently released by NHTSA and interviews with numerous scientists and experts, the authors found...

2011-05-18 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will formally launch a joint Department of Transportation (USDOT)/Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) initiative known as Transportation YOU during his headline appearance at WTS's Annual Conference Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 19, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 5 Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. Transportation YOU -- a science, technology, engineering and mathematics program designed to...

2011-05-17 15:00:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood toured the construction site where Nissan is building a state-of-the-art facility to manufacture advanced lithium-ion batteries. The plant, which will be the largest in the country capable of manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications, will produce the battery packs powering the Nissan LEAF, the world's first affordable, mass-market, all-electric vehicle. (Photo:...

2011-03-11 09:00:00

Conference to Discuss Economic Growth and Job Creation WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood along with other notable figures will address local elected officials during the National League of Cities' (NLC) 2011 Congressional City Conference this week. The conference is NLC's annual legislative meeting providing local officials the opportunity to discuss federal priorities...