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Buy-America snag stalls Vegas high-speed rail plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation has suspended its review of a $5.5 billion loan request that is critical for building a private bullet train between a Southern California desert community and the Las Vegas Strip, leaving the future of the project in jeopardy. Full story

Cost to be big factor in 'talking' cars acceptance: U.S. transport chief

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (Reuters) - Cars that "talk" to each other to avoid crashes or traffic jams, like those being tested here, will save lives but the cost of the systems will determine consumers' acceptance of such technology, the U.S. transportation secretary said on Tuesday. Full story

FAA to keep 149 air traffic towers open

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration has sufficient funds to keep 149 low activity contract towers originally slated for closure in June open for the remainder of fiscal year 2013, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. Full story

President to Nominate DOT Secretary

   President Obama is expected to nominate the next Department of Transportation secretary to succeed Ray LaHood today. James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, provides perspective.

LaHood: "It's going to get worse"

   Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the effects of sequestration on airport delays are only going to get worse.

DOT's LaHood: Safety Will Always Be Priority

   CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the sequester, and its impact on flights.

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Transportation secretary LaHood stepping down: official

Top U.S. official says working "diligently" on Boeing 787 issues

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  Transportation secretary: There are consequences to this sequester

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joins Morning Joe to discuss the sequester's impact on the budget and furloughing air traffic controllers. According to LaHood, the DOT will have to cut roughly $1B and the FAA plans for about $600M in cuts.

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U.S. President Barack Obama listens to U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama listens to U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama and Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx listen as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood speaks at the White House in Washington
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood speaks at the White House in Washington

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood speaks at the White House in Washington February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Ray LaHood
Ray LaHood

Ray LaHood, pictured in 2011, announced on Tuesday that he will step down as the head of the Department of Transportation.