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    Survey: Most Americans want better public transportation options

    Looks like Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is on to something. He announced a major policy revision last week that will see his department "treat[ing] cyclists and walkers with policies similar to automobiles." Transportation for America (T4A) has issued the results of a survey that show ...

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    Detroit 2010: Transportation Secretary LaHood ponders another round of cash-for-clunkers

    Cash-for-Clunkers was among the more watched auto-related story lines of 2009. With the industry hurting, the government provided cash vouchers of between $3,500 and $4,500 to anyone who turned in a vehicle that was eight (or more) years-old and with between two and 10 miles-per-gallon worse fuel ...

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    Obama administration shifting transportation priorities to include livibility, environment

    In well-planned residential areas, public transportation and places people want to go are located in the same place. Tokyo's Yamanote Line (山手線, pictured) is one of the best examples of this. Not only is each station placed near businesses and locations of interest, most stations along the ...

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    Detroit 2010: LaHood says Volt is "obviously the kind of green car Americans are looking for"

    The 2010 Detroit Auto Show kicked off this morning with a positive little speech by United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Speaking about the coming electrification of the automobile, he said that "this is what the American people want." When asked how much money the government ...

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    Oregon mileage tax program shows how to do it right

    Earlier this year, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood briefly became an Internet comment piñata by suggesting the U.S. think about instituting a mileage tax. The idea went nowhere, but this doesn't mean that a mileage tax is unworkable anywhere. In fact, Oregon began considering a mileage ...

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    CAFE standard for 2011 model year will be 27.3 mpg

    While Congress passed the first increase in corporate average fleet fuel economy (CAFE) in 32 years way back in 2007, there was a lot left undeclared in that bill. Two years ago, the agreement was made that CAFE would rise to 35 mpg by 2020, but just how and when that would happen was not set in ...

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    Transportation Secretary's mileage tax idea never leaves the ground

    Over the weekend, we heard that the new Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood (R), was considering implementing a tax on the number of miles people drive each year to raise the funds for road infrastructure. The idea was solidly rejected by our readers - and very quickly by the Obama Administration. ...

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    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood considering mileage tax

    For years, the federal gas tax has funded the development, repair and improvement of our nation's highways, but for the last few years, there has been an ongoing debate about whether it's a better idea to tax drivers based on the number of miles traveled or to continue taxing the purchase of ...


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