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Unfinished business: Fund the FAA

If Congress does not reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration by midnight next Friday, the U.S.
Curb the car dashboard technology, government asks

...voluntary guidelines instead of mandatory rules is that officials wanted to do something quickly, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told reporters in a conference call. The process for writing federal rules often takes years to complete.The guidelines...
Outside editorial: Cash for Clunkers a money guzzler

The following editorial first appeared in the Chicago Tribune: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called it "the stimulus program that really worked." President Barack Obama said it was "successful beyond anyone's imagination...
Hoonah Ferry terminal gets $3 million in stimulus money

...million in federal stimulus money to pay for improvements to the Hoonah Ferry Terminal. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the funding Tuesday. Hoonah is located on the northern coast of Chichagof Island and is semi-isolated from...
Slam the brakes on driving while texting

...only 16 states and Washington, D.C., already have such laws on the books. And last week, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a September summit in which lawmakers, law enforcement, academics, safety experts, and other stakeholders...
Tarmac torture

...aboard the same aircraft around 11 a.m., more than 13 hours after they'd left Houston. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has ordered an investigation. Continental says it is cooperating. And ExpressJet has said it is "thoroughly reviewing...
US needs new rules to eliminate pilot distraction

...wheel. Texting while driving cars has become a national headache, to the point that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has said the federal government will look at the issue with a view toward coming up with corrective action. Last year...
Outside editorial: Birds gotta fly, flight controllers need to sleep

...discovery of several air traffic controllers caught sleeping on duty in recent weeks, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood handed down a no-napping edict this past weekend. But can a government edict prevent bone-tired air traffic controllers...
Ketchikan shipyard gets $1M from DOT

...these small businesses and shipyard workers to be better prepared to win the future," U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stated in a release.The Alaska funds will go to the Ketchikan Shipyard for a single side welder, a material handling...
Extreme weather tough on transportation system

...administration has also shied away from talking publicly about adaptation to climate change. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's office refused to allow any department officials to be interviewed by The Associated Press about the agency's efforts...


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