The largest U.S. trucking association is vowing to reconsider its support for Republicans after last week’s debt-limit standoff in Washington, escalating a feud between industry groups and the small-government Tea Party movement.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he believes motorists are distracted by any use of mobile phones while driving, including hands-free calls, as his department begins research that may lead him to push for a ban.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood slapped down Reuters for reporting a few weeks ago that he wants “a federal law to ban talking on a cell phone or texting while driving any type of vehicle on any road in the country.”
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives shouldn’t pass a transportation proposal that would end dedicated funding from gasoline-tax revenue for mass transit, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he expects Congress to give final approval to a long-term authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, which has been on a temporary footing since 2007.
Flights at major airports in cities including New York, Chicago and San Francisco could be delayed as long as 90 minutes if automatic U.S. spending cuts take effect on March 1, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.