Tag Archives: Ray LaHood

The Woodward light rail project is officially dead

The following clip comes from the Detroit Free Press: The ambitious plan for a light-rail line on Woodward Avenue between downtown Detroit and 8 Mile has been scrapped in favor of a system of city and suburban buses, several officials briefed on the decision told the Free Press today. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told […]

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LaHood announces over $200 million for Michigan rail projects… What does it mean?

A few days ago we discussed the fact that Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood was scheduled to visit Michigan and make a big announcement concerning the funding of high-speed rail projects. Well, LaHood showed up as planned, and announced that a total of $2 billion in additional funding would be expended over the next several […]

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Major high-speed rail announcement expected on Monday

According to the Detroit News, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will be in Detroit on Monday afternoon, making a “major announcement” concerning high-speed rail. As the article notes, “Last month, Michigan applied for more than $560 million in funding — including joining three other states as part of a joint request. Michigan officials expect the state […]

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Biden announces $53 billion high-speed rail initiative

In April 16, 2009, I reported the following to you: …President Obama gave a brilliant speech on the necessity of high-speed rail in the United States. And, in addition to the $8 billion already set aside for such projects in the stimulus bill, he suggested that we add an additional $1 billion per year for […]

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Autos, Infrastructure and Ray LaHood

Today’s New York Times Magazine is all about infrastructure. I’m about to dig into an article on the high-speed rail line planned between Los Angeles and San Francisco, but before I do, I wanted to pass along a quick link to a very brief interview with Ray LaHood, the former Republican Congressman who now serves […]

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