One of Mayor Buckhorn’s main focuses so far into his tenure has been the attraction of Tampa residents to spend time downtown and encouraging bike travel throughout the area has been a part of that effort.
At his State of the City address, Buckhorn harped on how improving Tampa’s infrastructure will bring in the coveted young professionals that are moving to growing cities like Charlotte and Austin, and becoming a cyclist friendly city is a key step in the right direction.…
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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the one who oversaw key auto regulations and supported the funding for Detroit’s M-1 light rail project, is stepping down after four years.
“I love this job. It’s the best job I’ve ever had in government, in public service,” said LaHood. “It’s time for me to move on. I do it with some reluctance and a great deal of satisfaction.”
He added that the top priority as the Transportation Secretary was safety, therefore the agency made sure that it took fly-by...Read Full Story
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced he is stepping down.
67-year-old LaHood, one of two Republicans to serve in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, announced his plan in a meeting with top staff members at the Transportation Department’s headquarters in Washington.
LaHood said he’ll stay for a few months until a successor is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. ”As I look back on the past four years, I am proud of what we have accomplished together in so many important areas,” LaHood...Read Full Story
At the White House’s announcement of Charlotte, NC Mayor Anthony Foxx‘s nomination for Secretary of Transportation Monday afternoon, outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood massively exaggerated an already-major accomplishment, namely the Obama administration’s increase in fuel efficiency standards. While listing what he considers four of his department’s most important accomplishments, LaHood said “By 2025, every car [...]Read Full Story
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