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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Steps Down


Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the one who oversaw key auto regulations and supported the funding for Detroit’s M-1 light rail project, is stepping down after four years. "I love this job. It's the best job I've ever had in government, in public service," said LaHood. "It's time for me to move on. I do it with some reluctance and a great ...
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Ray LaHood steps down as U.S. secretary of transportation
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced he is stepping down. 67-year-old LaHood, one of two Republicans to serve in President Barack Obama's Cabinet, announced his plan in a meeting with top ...
Rearview Camera Law to Boost Vehicle Price by $200
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants to convince White House officials to finalize the regulation regarding the rearview cameras in all vehicles. In February 2012, Ray LaHood set a new deadline, of ...
Ray LaHood: China outpaces the United States in building major transportation infrastructure
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$826 Million Offered by USDOT to Modernize Transit Buses
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