Tags: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

27 projects to receive combined $59.3 million for transit

Sep 17, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Sept. 14 announced that 27 projects will receive a combined $59.3 million to help transit agencies purchase and support cleaner, greener buses that reduce harmful emissions and improve fuel economy while also delivering a ...

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LaHood attends Dubuque Millwork District TIGER project ribbon cutting

May 21, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood celebrated the ribbon cutting on the $137 million Historic Millwork District multimodal improvement project, a keystone in a strategy to reinvigorate the community by attracting both businesses and residents through expanded transportation ...

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FHWA awards $2.5 million for 2012 National Summer Transportation Institute

Apr 16, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood awarded $2,487,791 to the National Summer Transportation Institute, a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) program to promote interest in educational and career opportunities in transportation among middle and high school ...

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TIGER grant request, at $10.2 billion, surpasses available funding

Apr 05, 2012

An "overwhelming demand" for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants has far surpassed available funding, with applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation for TIGER 2012 grants totaling $10.2 billion, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced ...

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FHWA: Be innovative with state highway federal funding

Mar 05, 2012

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) began accepting proposals by California and Vermont to explore innovative ways of using federal funds to cover certain indirect costs of managing highway projects, Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez announced on March 2. The announcement is ...

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Corridor X, I-65 Interchange in Alabama ‘laying the foundation for future economic development’

Feb 29, 2012

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez on Feb. 22 joined state and local officials to review progress on the Appalachian Corridor X and I-65 Interchange, a project that the  Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says will improve safety and ...

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Construction begins on Cincinnati streetcar line

Feb 21, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 17 helped kick off construction of a new 3.9-mile streetcar line that will spur Cincinnati’s efforts to revitalize its downtown core by improving access to major employers, the developing riverfront, ...

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TIFIA loan requests top $13 billion

Feb 15, 2012

An "overwhelming demand" for Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program loans has greatly exceeded the dollars available, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said on Feb. 15, adding that it underscores President Obama’s call for greater transportation ...

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LaHood recommends $2.2 billion to strengthen backbone of U.S. transportation network

Feb 14, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 14 recommended $2.2 billion in funding to begin or advance construction of 29 significant rail and bus rapid transit projects in 15 states. The projects, included in President Obama’s proposed Fiscal ...

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U.S. DOT proposed budget invests $74 billion for transportation

Feb 13, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, on Feb. 13, praised President Obama’s $74 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation. These funds will lay a new foundation for economic growth and competitiveness by investing in our ...

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LaHood: Funding for 46 innovative transportation projects through TIGER round 3

Dec 16, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Dec. 15 announced that 46 transportation projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico will receive a total of $511 million from the third round of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) popular TIGER program. The ...

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LaHood: $177 million to Illinois to connect Chicago and Quad Cities

Dec 14, 2011

On Dec. 12, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood 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 ...

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