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LaHood Announces $54.6 Million Loan for Kansas City Southern Railway for 30 U.S.-Made Locomotives
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a $54.6 million loan to Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) for the purchase of 30 new General Electric ES44AC locomotives. These diesel-electric locomotives, built in Erie, Pennsylvania, will help KCSR meet increasing economic...
LaHood Announces Fourth Round of Funding Under Highly Successful TIGER Program
Following President Obama's call in his State of the Union address for greater infrastructure investment as part of “An America Built to Last,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the availability of funding for transportation projects under a fourth round of the...
LaHood Awards $186 Million to Illinois to Expand High-Speed Rail in the Midwest
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today awarded more than $186 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for a high-speed rail project that will reduce travel times and put Americans back to work this spring.“The Great Lakes-Midwest economic region is the world’s...
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Announces Enhancements to Passenger Train Emergency Systems
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced proposed improvements to existing Passenger Train Emergency Systems regulations that could further protect occupants of passenger trains during emergencies.“Safety is our highest priority,” said Secretary LaHood. “Adoption of these...
$177 Million to Illinois to Connect Chicago and the Quad Cities
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced more than $177 million for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for a passenger rail project that will operate twice daily round-trip service between Chicago and the Quad Cities and put nearly 2,000 Americans back to work this...
LaHood Awards $7 Million for Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor between Washington D.C. and Atlanta
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today awarded $7 million to Georgia and Washington D.C. to continue work on the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor linking Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. to Washington, D.C.“With America’s population set to grow by 100 million over the next...
LaHood Announces Over $100 Million to Promote Innovative and Clean-Fuel Transit Projects
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that 46 innovative transit projects chosen for their capacity to help cut the nation’s dependence on oil and create a marketplace for 21st century ‘green’ jobs will share $112 million in funding from the Federal Transit...
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Nearly $150 Million for New York Corridor
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Nearly $150 Millionfor New York Empire CorridorU.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $149.3 million for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to upgrade high-speed and intercity passenger rail service on the Empire...
Investments in Transportation Projects Part of President Obama’s Vision to Create Jobs
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff have joined with Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx at Central Piedmont Community College to award the City of Charlotte with nearly $25 million for a streetcar line that will improve access to jobs, housing, and...
LaHood Calls for Passage of American Jobs Act to Grow Minnesota’s Economy, Meet Transportation Needs
ST. PAUL, MN – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff visited Minnesota today in support of President Obama's American Jobs Act and called on Congress to make significant investments in job-creating transportation projects across the country...

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