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2013-10-25 23:03:05

Bold predictions from former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at last week’s Mobility Lab event “People First: the Future of Transportation in America.” Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 In the next 25 years, America’s highway system will be replaced in large part by a crisscrossing network of passenger rail lines. The automobile will be replaced by the Google (driverless) car. Alternative modes of transportation such as biking and walking will be more...

2013-09-20 23:03:35

WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, presented Ray LaHood with the 2013 Navigator Award for his extraordinary efforts to attract, retain, and advance women in the transportation industry. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood accepted the 2013 WTS Navigator Award—the first ever awarded by WTS International--at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC, Tuesday night....

2013-08-29 23:18:21

The announcement that U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has placed Sarah Feinberg in his Chief of Staff position comes as great news to WTS International, the association for the advancement of women in transportation. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that Sarah Feinberg will be joining the U.S. Department of Transportation as his Chief of Staff. “WTS International would like to congratulate Ms. Feinberg on her new...

2013-07-03 23:03:57

Before Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was whisked off to the press room at the US Department of Transportation last Thursday, he took some time to address a group of visitors to the Department’s headquarters that are near and dear to his priorities over the four and a half years he has served: female high-school students with great potential to serve the transportation industry in the future, participants in WTS International's Transportation YOU DC Youth Summit. Washington, DC...

2013-06-27 20:20:14

MINNEAPOLIS, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) congratulates Anthony Foxx after the U.S. Senate voted unanimously this morning to confirm him as the incoming U.S. Secretary of Transportation. He will replace the retiring Ray LaHood in this position. NASSTRAC provides education, advocacy, connections and solutions to transportation and supply chain professionals involved in all modes of transportation. "As an industry...

2013-05-08 16:20:15

FTA Administrator Rogoff keynotes Mineta Transportation Institute event June 1 in Philadelphia SAN JOSE, Calif., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently gave a "D" grade to U.S. road and transit infrastructure.* Why is our nation now falling behind in world rankings? This issue will be examined during an opening day workshop at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Rail Conference in Philadelphia. The June 1...

2013-04-24 12:20:50

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood addressed students. Mineta Transportation Institute sponsored the event. SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juan Crespi Middle School of El Sobrante CA has won the 13(th) annual Garrett Morgan Competition for Sustainable Transportation. The team was sponsored by Caltrans District 4 in Oakland CA. Second and third places went to teams from St. John the Baptist School of Costa Mesa CA. They were sponsored by Orange County...

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...

2013-01-07 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...