Articles tagged “lahood”

Ray LaHood Adds Voice to Norwegian Air Opposition

Ray LaHood Adds Voice to Norwegian Air Opposition

Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times

Norwegian Air Shuttle's battle to win clearance to fly into the U.S. certainly wasn't helped with Ray LaHood's adding his voice to the opposition. The former DOT secretary is well-respected and never rubber-stamped union positions.

5 years ago

Former Transportation Secretary LaHood Lands Position with Bloomberg’s Transportation Coalition

Former Transportation Secretary LaHood Lands Position with Bloomberg’s Transportation Coalition

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Bloomberg is honing his reputation as Mr. Transportation, although the idea of congestion pricing didn't fly with New York-area commuters. It isn't surprise that he would reach out to LaHood, although this co-chairmanship doesn't sound like a full-time gig. Let's see where LaHood lands next.

6 years ago

DOT’s LaHood expresses optimism about sequestration compromise

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's going to be a crazy week ahead as both sides posture about sequestration, and the shape of the aviation system over the next year hangs in the balance.

7 years ago

Cities and communities across the U.S. react to airport closure threat

Jason Clampet, Skift

The newspaper reports and ensuing passenger worries will likely move most U.S. voters towards the center and towards the president in the current budget debate.

7 years ago

Huge cuts in national parks operations coming if sequester proceeds

7 years ago

DOT warns of extensive airport closures and long delays if sequester proceeds

DOT warns of extensive airport closures and long delays if sequester proceeds

Jason Clampet, Skift

The threat of a nation full of angry, delayed flyers should push Congress and the Obama administration towards a solution beforehand, but there will likely be pain before a compromise is reached.

7 years ago

We’re losing LaHood: Everyone’s favorite Transportation Secretary is stepping down

We’re losing LaHood: Everyone’s favorite Transportation Secretary is stepping down

Ken Thomas, Associated Press

Infrastructure projects boomed, safety became a priority, and the FAA was considered the most consumer-friendly it’s ever been. LaHood’s successor will have a lot to live up to in the eyes of US consumers.

7 years ago

Activist DOT collects $3.6 million for airlines’ consumer-protection violations in 2012

Activist DOT collects $3.6 million for airlines’ consumer-protection violations in 2012

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This U.S. Department of Transportation has passed the most consumer-friendly regulations in the history of U.S. aviation, but that doesn't stop airlines from breaking the rules.

7 years ago