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2010-09-21 12:18:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer and travel groups including the Consumer Travel Alliance, the National Consumers League, and the Business Travel Coalition met with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood yesterday to offer their support for his efforts to require transparency in airline ticket pricing. Participants in the meeting presented Secretary LaHood with a letter from organizations representing more than 300 U.S. and Europe consumer groups urging the mandatory...

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2010-03-30 08:15:00

Officials from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are being called in to help National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials study possible electronic causes of acceleration problems in Toyota vehicles, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Monday. NASA scientists and technology experts will study the electronics in the affected vehicles, attempting to find out whether or not computer hardware or related technical problems can be linked to...

2010-03-22 13:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As trade begins to recover, the question of freight transportation's placement on Washington's agenda is critical. In today's Journal of Commerce cover story U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood provides valuable insight into the efforts of the Obama administration to make the nation's freight shipping networks more efficient and competitive. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100322/NY74343 ) A flurry of unexpected and high-profile...

2010-03-19 09:00:00

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Dr. John P. Holdren, Haitian Ministry of Health's Marie Denise Milord to address National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges for the 21st Century at Midwest Summit CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 21-22, engineering, government, non-profit and business leaders from across the United States and abroad, as well as local high school and college students, will convene at...

2010-02-19 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Department of Transportation Secretary Raymond H. "Ray" LaHood will speak with municipal officials during the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference on March 15. Secretary LaHood is expected to discuss reauthorization of the federal surface transportation program and efforts to coordinate investments in infrastructure as part of the President's jobs creation agenda. (Logo:...

2010-02-04 13:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Congressman Elijah Cummings will top an outstanding lineup of speakers at the seventh annual Journal of Commerce North American Marine Highways and Logistics Conference, April 6-7, 2010 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute near Baltimore, Md. Ray LaHood is the leading advocate for marine highways in the Obama Administration. Rep. Cummings is chairman of the House Transportation Subcommittee on...

2010-01-28 10:40:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress must renew its commitment to keep the United States the world leader in transportation and its supporting infrastructure, American Trucking Associations (ATA) Senior Vice President Tim Lynch told federal transportation officials at a forum in Minneapolis, Minn., on Jan. 25. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood and House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James Oberstar (D-Minn.) hosted the U.S. Department of Transportation forum at...

2010-01-11 15:34:00

TROY, Mich., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) today hosted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to showcase the company's advanced technologies for Class 8 commercial vehicles. Highlighted technologies included the dual-mode hybrid Class 8 drivetrain and stability control and collision safety systems, offered by the company's Meritor WABCO joint venture. Secretary LaHood and other members of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) met with the company's...

2009-09-28 13:30:00

ALTOONA, Pa., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With U.S. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Congressman Bill Shuster in attendance, Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) today unveiled the latest in alternative energy locomotive technology at its Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona, Pa. NS 999 is a prototype 1,500-horsepower switching locomotive that relies solely on rechargeable batteries for power. "At Norfolk Southern we strongly subscribe to the view that sustainability and...

2009-09-28 11:20:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Parrot, a global developer of hands-free devices for mobile phones, today announced its support for U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's Distracted Drivers Summit, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1. The Summit is intended to address the dangers of mobile phone text-messaging, e-mailing and other distractions behind the wheel. Parrot noted that a 2008 study by Nationwide Insurance found 81 percent of cell phone owners acknowledged talking...


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