BlueGreen Alliance

Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy

Jan 29 2013

BlueGreen Alliance Statement on Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s Decision to Not Serve a Second Term

Erin Bzymek, 202-706-6916,


WASHINGTON, DC (January 29, 2013) BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster today released the following statement after the announcement that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will not serve a second term: 

“In his role as Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood has been outspoken in his support for historic fuel efficiency standards for cars and commercial trucks, and a fierce ally on behalf of better and safer rail, transit and roads. His commitments to domestic manufacturing for transportation investments and to expanding access to high-speed rail and transit are second to none. Under his leadership, he deftly implemented hundreds of Recovery Act projects and transit investments that have put people to work and benefited Americans in every corner of the country.   

“As we consider the best ways to make long-term investments in our transportation infrastructure over the next year, we will miss the Secretary’s voice in this important debate. We’re grateful for his service and wish him the best in his next role.” 


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