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PEORIA -- Officially, Ray LaHood has been out of politics and government for a while. But the former congressman has been working behind the scenes again to enable progress at one of the world's busiest airports. LaHood helped facilitate a deal earlier this week that resolves a gate dispute that ... brokers
Former Transportation Department Secretary Ray LaHood, who spoke at the event, called the now-aborted fight over funding "a hiccup" and said that no one was more committed to Metro funding than Bowser. He added that the business community needed "to give a little boost" to Bowser and thank her ...

Darin LaHood is the son of former Congressman Ray LaHood, who was generally regarded as a moderate Republican, able to work across the aisle. His service to country seemed to outweigh his service to party. His son, perhaps because he finds himself in a Congress beset by more rancor and ...
American spokeswoman Leslie Scott could not be reached for comment in the compromise. The deal came together hours after former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood urged Chicago aldermen to forge ahead with the expansion. "This project could end up being the No. 1 project in the ...

Hearing people express helplessness to change what now exists -- manipulation of government by big corporations, domination of big money, inequality of opportunity -- Brian entered the race for the seat now held by Darin LaHood, the son of former Congressman Ray LaHood, who was ...
Nevertheless, he has a primary challenger, technology worker Donald Rients who's a pro-life conservative. "LaHood is not a dyed-in-the-wool conservative Republican," Schraufnagel noted. "He's more moderate. His father, Ray LaHood, was Secretary of Transportation in the Obama Administration as a ...
For highways, that means the White House plan would completely flip the current 80-20 federal to state and local funding split for many projects. That flip in financing "probably is not going to work," former Transportation Secretary and ex-Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., told us on NPR's Morning Edition Monday.
Ray LaHood convened routinely to confront regional problems. Such meetings, LaHood said Saturday, set “the standard of working together, irrespective of politics.” One of the outgrowths of that was the work between the duo to find federal and state money to establish community health clinics around the ...
I'll bet George Shadid would agree with me as would Bob Michel and Ray LaHood. As a matter of fact, Ray wrote a wonderful book about the need to work together, “Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics.” I want to join with others in praising George following his death. He was a friend and a frequent ...
Darin LaHood is the son of former Congressman Ray LaHood who was generally regarded as a moderate Republican, able to work across the aisle. His service to country seemed to outweigh his service to party. His son, perhaps because he finds himself in a Congress beset by more rancor and less ...
Prior to winning a seat in the House, he focused on ethics and transparency issues as an Illinois state senator, and as a state and federal prosecutor. He worked as a Hill staffer in the 1990s, and his father, former Rep. Ray LaHood, represented Illinois's 18th district from 1995-2009. He came to Washington ...
Ray LaHood, a transportation secretary during the Obama administration, has been pushing for a gas tax increase for years as a way to pay to repair crumbling highways. This week, Congressman Bill Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican and chairman of the House Transportation Committee, indicated an ...
But "the states don't have the money," noted former GOP congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. It also depends on private investment. But Cole, who represents south-central Oklahoma, notes that many rural infrastructure projects can't generate the profits private businesses require.
He said he's fact-checked Lincoln quotes at the request of other Illinois politicians, including Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and former Republican U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood. “There are really ways to take instruction and inspiration from Lincoln besides going into the 'Toastmaster's Handbook,' which may ...

Trump's infrastructure plan doesn't include a gas tax hike. That's a mistake. The nation's roads, bridges and transit systems are overcrowded and in serious disrepair. Why can't we fix them? by Ray LaHood / Feb.01.2018 / 1:51 PM ET. Vehicles on a collapsed section of the I35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2007.
“We're in a real impasse in the region, and it's very unfortunate.” A 2017 study by former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recommended scrapping Metro's 16-member executive board in favor of a temporary five-member emergency body. Evans disputes the idea that the Metro board is unfixable.
... by former US Transportation secretary Ray LaHood formally began, Cotton said. “We intend to act aggressively on Secretary LaHood's ultimate report,” Cotton said, both to address accountability for failures that occurred and to implement his recommendations to assure these failures never happen again.
Ray LaHood, a former U.S. transportation secretary, is leading an internal investigation within the Port Authority. "We'll figure out what the problem is, and more importantly, we're going to recommend solutions so that when there is a major snowstorm or some type of calamity again, this won't happen, that ...
Ray LaHood, inset, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, will lead an independent investigation into the events at John F. Kennedy International Airport following the Jan. 4 “bomb cyclone.” SONC-066146_300x250.jpg. Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:30 am | Updated: 12:56 pm, Thu Jan 25, ...
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is investigating the meltdowns, and appeared at a news conference with Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. Kramer demanded answers from Cotton about the baggage situation. Kramer: “Why has the baggage situation not been fixed? Today, I spoke ...
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Wednesday that Ray LaHood will begin his investigation next week. The chaos started Thursday, when a winter storm hit New York amid unusually cold weather. Some terminal gates got tied up, leading to a backlog of international flights trying to ...
The former head of the Department of Transportation during the Obama administration will lead an investigation into a slew of problems at John F. Kennedy International Airport that caused days of cancellations and delays. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Wednesday that Ray ...
Jan. 7, 2018 (EIRNS)—Newsweek Jan. 3 ran an opinion column by Ray LaHood of Building America's Future (BAF) the former Transportation Secretary, "Can Trump Make His Infrastructure Plan a Bipartisan Reality?" His fellow BAF director and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell published an op-ed in Politico recently ...
As the GOP swept their tax cut package through Congress, the next item on the agenda is likely to feature a significant infrastructure package. Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood offers his take on how Republicans should approach these fixes to our decaying roads and bridges, and whether or ...
WASHINGTON – Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and 116 state, local, transportation and other groups are urging members of Congress and administration officials to make infrastructure a priority and to take a bipartisan, multi-level governmental approach in any plan to improve it. They also ...
Let's resolve to make a long-term and well-funded infrastructure plan a reality in 2018. If our leaders want to put partisanship aside and start investing in our future, the options are on the table. Ray LaHood is a former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and the current co-chair of the bipartisan advocacy group ...
Sen. Charles Schumer, developer Stephen Ross, and former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announcing federal funding for an early Gateway tunnel segment in 2013. Mario Tama/Getty Images. On Friday, the Trump administration finally, firmly derailed a two-year-old plan to relieve Amtrak's ...
Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood discusses whether President Trump will be able to gain bipartisan support for his infrastructure plan, which is set to be ... Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Friday said that in order for the Trump administration to pay for its proposed $1 trillion ...
"The big winner in all of this tax cut legislation is corporate America, there's no question about it", says Ray LaHood. "People believe it'll help create jobs, these corporations will take the money and invest it in new equipment and people and give the people that work for them more money in their paychecks, ...
Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Ray LaHood this week released Secretary LaHood's independent review of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. In order to look for opportunities for improvement and dispel myths about the various issues ...
WASHINGTON — After the failure to reach a hoped-for regional consensus on how to give Washington's crumbling Metro system the critical support it needs, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood officially released a series of recommendations Tuesday that will set up even more rounds of ...
“Illinois Presidents: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, and Obama,” a panel discussion featuring James Cornelius, Ian Hunt, Jamel Wright and Ray LaHood, will be at 2 p.m. at the Peoria Riverfront Museum's Giant Screen Theater. The experts will speak about the four presidents who are associated with Illinois, ...
This is an embarrassing truth: Back in 2015, during the special election between U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood and Rob Mellon, I didn't realize the LaHood on the ballot was not Ray LaHood. Darin is Ray's son. Ray LaHood was and is a fine statesman. Darin, however, has voted to dump coal sludge in our ...
Steve Inskeep talks to former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood about the country's infrastructure and what he'll be looking for in the package President Trump is expected to unveil ... But now, this week, the administration says it really will release a plan, which we will discuss with Ray LaHood.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Ray LaHood this week released Secretary LaHood's independent review of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. In order to look for opportunities for improvement and dispel myths about the various issues ...
virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Ray LaHood this week released Secretary LaHood's independent review of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). In order to look for opportunities for improvement and dispel myths about ...
WASHINGTON — After the failure to reach a hoped-for regional consensus on how to give Washington's crumbling Metro system the critical support it needs, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood officially released a series of recommendations Tuesday that will set up even more rounds of ...
... as a part of a plan to restore its rail system to its former greatness, recommends a report by former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
Metrobus fares are too low and the system may run too many inefficient routes, according to former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ...
... FROM LaHOOD METRO REPORT: The long-awaited report on Metro by former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood urges the region's ...
Ray LaHood, the former transportation secretary, is urging D.C., Maryland, Virginia and the federal government to provide Metro with dedicated ...
Ray LaHood, was appointed to the Illinois Senate in 2011 and won election in 2012 and 2014. He previously was a prosecutor in the Tazewell ...
PEORIA — Organizers for the 5th Annual Tracy Trot are excited to announce former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and longtime ...
PEORIA — Organizers for the 5th Annual Tracy Trot are excited to announce former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and longtime ...
... entire WMATA board and replace it with a five-person “temporary reform board,” as called for by former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ...
Walking is something that used to be common in Peoria, recalled Ray LaHood in a 2010 interview while serving as the nation's Secretary of ...
Walking is something that used to be common in Peoria, recalled Ray LaHood in a 2010 interview while serving as the nation's Secretary of ...


 

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