Ray LaHood

Feds Order Discount Bus Service In Chinatown To Cease OperationsThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered carrier Lucky Star to immediately cease all operations because it says it poses an imminent hazard to public safety.
LaHood Announces Major Investment In Gateway Rail Tunnel ProjectAn investment of $185 million is coming to help get Amtrak's Gateway project rolling, a project that is supposed to create a high-speed rail corridor to alleviate the bottleneck between New York and Newark.
New Federal Rebuilding Standards Announced In KearnyFederal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.
Feds Revoke License For Fung Wah's Boston-NYC Bus ServiceDepartment of Transportation officials said once Fung Wah stopped cooperating with safety investigators it was able to revoke its operating authority registration under a law passed in July.
Fact Check Friday: Getting The Truth As The Sequester Takes EffectAirport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.
Sequester Likely To Make Air Travel An Even Bigger HeadacheAir travel could become the human face of the sequester, with long delays expected at big airports and an effect also likely on smaller airports.
LaHood Delivers Check For New York Sandy Transportation RebuildingU.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stopped by the Battery Friday to bring New York a check for $287 million to rebuild roads, bridges, and tunnels damaged by superstorm Sandy and other storms.
Feds: 26 Unsafe Bus Companies From NY, Other States Shut Down For Safety Violations In what's being called the "largest single safety crackdown" of the motor coach industry, federal officials have shut down 26 bus operations that transport more than 1,800 passengers a day along Interstate 95 from New York to Florida for safety violations.
Sen. Schumer Urges Airlines To Let Parents, Children Sit Together Without Paying ExtraThe New York Democrat is reacting to an Associated Press story last week detailing how families this summer are going to find it harder to sit together without paying fees that can add up to hundreds of dollars over the original ticket price.
Reckless Driving Charge To Be Dropped In Fatal Sky Express Bus CrashA misdemeanor charge will be dropped against a driver for a discount bus service whose bus crashed on Interstate 95, killing four people and injuring others, a prosecutor said Friday.
Federal Grants To Mean Less Congestion On NJT, LIRR And Faster Amtrak ServiceThe DOT has announcedthat $745 million would be going toward rail projects that will allow trains to travel up to 160 mph in some sections of the Northeast Corridor and to construction that will allow Amtrak trains to avoid a congested rail junction in part of New York City.
Debt Ceiling Showdown Holds Up Project At LaGuardia AirportNearly 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration employees and tens of thousands of construction workers have been off the job since July 22, when Congress let an extension of the FAA budget expire.