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2009-09-16 11:31:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Automobile Dealers Association issued the following statement today: "NADA commends Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for his hands-on approach overseeing the cash for clunkers program and helping to spark a revival in the economy's automotive sector. The clunkers program proved wildly popular among consumers. Its initial $1 billion appropriation was spent in a few days, leading to a further $2 billion appropriation before...

2009-09-09 05:00:00

A National Energy Summit & International Dialogue Alert, September 23 - 24, 2009 WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Honorable Ray LaHood, US Secretary of Transportation, will deliver the keynote address on the first day of the National Energy Summit & International Dialogue, September 23, in Washington, DC. Secretary LaHood was nominated to be the 16th Secretary of Transportation on January 23, 2009. Prior to his nomination, LaHood served for 14 years in the U.S....

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2009-08-25 14:10:00

The paperwork deadline for the Cash for Clunkers car rebate program was extended until 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday due to computer problems, U.S. officials said. The U.S. Department of Transportation said auto dealers around the country will have until then to enter the necessary paperwork for sales conducted under the terms of program, the Detroit Free Press reported. The deadline was extended from 8 p.m. Monday and then until noon Tuesday as computer crashes prevented thousands of dealers from...

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2009-08-05 13:30:00

The White House on Tuesday urged for a broader discussion of how to combat the increasing number of accidents involving distracted motorists. The Obama administration called for a summit to be held in September in order to address public concerns with the dangers of distracted driving. A study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute last week found that truck drivers were 23 times more likely to get into accidents while texting. The study noted that texting posed a greater...

2009-06-09 14:37:00

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement regarding the announcement by Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt of an industry "call to action" to address airline safety and pilot training: "ATA fully supports the DOT 'call to action' and we commend...

2009-05-13 11:41:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commented on Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary LaHood's plan to rescind slot auctions at New York-area airports and reiterated its desire to continue working with the DOT, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to reduce congestion. "ATA applauds the Obama...

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2009-05-09 13:20:00

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says California and Florida are on the fast track for federal funding for high-speed rail systems. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that this month he will convene a high-speed rail summit in Washington to review high-speed rail proposals and discuss White House plans to disburse $13 billion in federal aid for rail projects. LaHood said California is way, way, way ahead in taking steps to build a high-speed rail system that would initially...

2009-05-05 16:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ray LaHood, the U.S. transportation secretary, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on May 21, 2009 to discuss his agency's involvement in President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus package aimed at turning around the U.S. economy. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) LaHood, a former U.S. House member from Illinois, is one of few Republicans appointed to a top level of President Obama's administration....

2009-04-30 14:07:00

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Air Traffic Controllers Association President Patrick Forrey released this statement following the announcement today by the Obama Administration that it will appoint a team of mediators to immediately address the contract dispute between the Federal Aviation Administration and NATCA. "With this bold step, President Obama is fulfilling his commitment to the safety and modernization of the air traffic control system and to the dedicated...

2009-04-22 06:30:00

Leader of nation's largest motoring organization will discuss the future of the country's transportation system with nation's lead transportation administrator WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAA President and CEO Robert L. Darbelnet will meet today with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to discuss critical next steps for transportation after the economic recovery bill, the need for federal program reforms and adequate funding to meet the nation's future transportation...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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