LaHood to Leave Department of Transportation
Posted at 1 p.m. on Jan. 29
USA Today reports that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will leave his department once a successor is confirmed by the Senate.
“In addition to protecting airline passengers, he’s campaigned against distracted driving on the nation’s roads and cracked down on bus companies after a rash of fatal highway crashes.”
The Hill has more on LaHood’s legacy: “During LaHood’s four years, lawmakers passed a $105 billion surface-transportation bill and a $63 billion FAA reauthorization bill, ending standoffs over both appropriations measures that predated the former congressman’s arrival to the DOT post.”
“More recently, LaHood has been embroiled in the FAA’s decision to ground the Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ airplane after a series of battery defects.”