Ray LaHood

Cuts Ribbon on New Macomb Transit Center
3:51 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

LaHood Calls the US "One Big Pothole."

The picture is looking better for Western Illinois but is bleak for the rest of the nation. That’s what U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said during the grand opening ceremony for the public transit center in Macomb.

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Law would advance large-scale projects
11:43 am
Tue May 1, 2012

LaHood Pushes Senate Transportation Bill

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the Senate version of a new transportation bill is needed to drive large-scale projects like the Macomb bypass to completion.

He said, ”(It's) a bi-partisan bill, paid-for bill and we begin to move the country forward. And we give certainty to transportation. Communities like Macomb know that there is a transportation program that could begin to help fund the Macomb bypass, if that bill passes.”

The Senate bill is a two-year bill that would provide $109 billion  in funding.

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