DOT Chief Ray LaHood Leaves Agency At Crossroads

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 10:34 PM EST) -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is stepping down, and experts say his replacement will need to be equal parts infrastructure wonk and congressional backslapper to steer the agency through a tough debate about how to pay for America's roads, rails and ports.

Over his four-year tenure, LaHood led the White House’s efforts to expand high-speed rail lines and bike lanes, cracked down on distracted driving and oversaw an increase in low-cost loans to big capital projects.

But experts say he failed to advance a serious discussion...
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