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LaHood announces he is stepping down (USA)
LaHood will step downRay LaHood, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has announced that he will leave President Barack Obama's administration. However, he will stay in his position until a successor makes it through the confirmation process. The Republic (Columbus, Ind.)/The...
Obama pushes ahead with high speed rail plan
Obama pushes ahead with high speed rail planAshley Halsey III , The Washington PostWashington at : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/obama-pushes-ahead-with-high-speed-rail-plan-8392373.htmlFriday 07 December 2012 Undaunted by the looming fiscal crisis, the Obama...
LaHood: Amtrak Vermonter line upgrades boost rail service
LaHood: Amtrak Vermonter line upgrades boost rail serviceThe recent completion of a development project for Amtrak's Vermonter line on the section between St. Albans and Vernon, Vt., not only enhances passenger rail service but freight rail capacity as well. The project was done on schedule...
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood, Local Officials Celebrate Completion of Vermonter Rail Project
Project on Amtrak’s Vermonter Line is Completed on Time and on BudgetBRATTLEBORO, Vt. – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood today announced the on-time and on-budget completion of a two-year project making upgrades and repairs along 190 miles of track between St. Albans and Vernon on...
Amtrak trains speed up in Midwest; $7B plan to be unveiled in D.C.
Amtrak trains speed up in Midwest; $7B plan to be unveiled in D.C.Amtrak trains in the Midwest are the first outside of the Northeast Corridor to move at triple-digit speeds. By 2016, they'll move at up to 110 mph over much of the Chicago-Detroit and Chicago-St. Louis routes. "A few years...
LaHood: Railroads' commitment to hire vets a "terrific step"
LaHood: Railroads' commitment to hire vets a "terrific step"Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood joined AAR and Joining Forces to announce that 500 organizations and companies in the railroad industry plan to hire more than 5,000 military veterans this year. "Removing a few of the barriers...
Freight rail projects among recipients of TIGER IV grants
 Freight rail projects among recipients of TIGER IV grantsAn estimated $104 million in TIGER IV grants has been awarded to U.S. freight rail and port projects by the Transportation Department. "The roads, rails, ports, and trails supported by TIGER funding are neither Democratic nor...
Change to US railroad safety rules following collision
 U.S. scales back railroad safety rulesBy Stuart Silverstein, Fair Warningdailynews.com at : http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_20598367/u-s-scales-back-railroad-safety-rulesMay 11, 2012 4:2 AM GMTUpdated:   05/10/2012 09:01:30 PM PDTThe Obama administration announced...
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Updated Locomotive Safety Standards
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a final locomotive safety rule that eliminates unnecessary regulatory burdens, facilitates the use of new technologies and incorporates existing industry and engineering best practices.The new rule is in keeping with...
LAHOOD ANNOUNCES $17 MILLION FOR RAIL LINE RELOCATION PROJECTS ACROSS THE U.S.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that twelve cities and states will share $16.9 million to relocate, replace, and improve segments of railroad track under the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)’s Rail Line Relocation and Improvement competitive grant program.The FRA...

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