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  • Congress is giving states the transportation blues

    On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.


  • LaHood joins board of green bus manufacturer

    Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has joined the board of director of a bus manufacturer.


  • Ex-Illinois congressman LaHood joins law firm

    A former Illinois congressman who once led the U.S. Department of Transportation is joining a law firm as a senior policy adviser.


  • ** FILE ** Then-Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood briefs reporters regarding the sequester on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: The relentless pursuit of cash

    The National Security Agency's conniving with Verizon to reveal the whereabouts of Americans going about their daily business is the cheap stuff.


  • President Obama introduces Anthony Foxx as his nominee to be transportation secretary. Some see Mr. Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, N.C., as a rising star in the Democratic Party. (Associated Press)

    Obama nominates rail advocate, paves way for more transportation spending

    He doesn't utter discredited terms such as "stimulus" or "shovel-ready" anymore, but President Obama renewed his push Monday for at least $50 billion more in spending on roads and bridges as he introduced his pick for secretary of transportation.


  • Illustration: FAA by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    THUNE AND SHUSTER: The FAA's unfriendly skies

    Leaders are supposed to solve problems. When confronted with challenges, they step forward with solutions. Yet as the deadline for sequestration looms, we are sadly faced with an administration that seems more focused on holding campaign rallies than finding smarter ways to identify cost savings and to continue growing our economy.


  • Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood briefs reporters regarding the sequester on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Transportation Secretary LaHood: Sequester means furloughs

    Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood warned Sunday that furloughs will be imminent in his department if the across-the-board sequester spending cuts kick in Friday as scheduled.


  • Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood briefs reporters regarding the sequester on Feb. 22, 2013, at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

    White House sequester warnings fall on deaf ears

    President Obama's apocalyptic predictions of the harm that would come to the country if the latest round of budget cuts kick in late next week are starting to wear thin among an unlikely group: the White House press corps.


  • ** FILE ** Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    LaHood to step down as secretary of transportation

    President Obama is losing another trusted member of his Cabinet with the announcement Tuesday that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is leaving the administration.


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