Ray LaHood

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Looming Budget Cuts May Cause Long Bay Area Flight Delays

With a possible federal budget sequestration looming on March 1, the Federal Aviation Administration could close several Bay Area air traffic control towers and flights into major airports like San Francisco’s could face delays of up to 90 minutes.

02/25/2013

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Eligible For $43M In Unspent Highway Earmarks

California is getting $43 million in unspent highway earmarks from the federal government, according to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.

08/17/2012

California High-Speed Rail

Challenges Remain For California’s High-Speed Rail Plan

California lawmakers may have given their OK to what could be the nation’s first high-speed rail line, but the project is still a long way from leaving the station.

07/09/2012

hard hat, construction, road closed

Millions In Funds Sent To Bay Area For Transportation Improvements

The Obama administration is sending millions of dollars to the Bay Area to help pay for transportation improvements. The money will go to San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood and the Port of Oakland.

06/22/2012

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Obama Administration Defends California High-Speed Rail

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood strongly defended the federal government’s nearly $4 billion investment in high-speed rail in California.

12/06/2011

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Transportation Secretary LaHood Touts High-Speed Rail In Oakland Visit

California’s controversial high speed rail project, which lost congressional and legislative support after costs skyrocketed, still has the support of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.

09/14/2011

Artist rendering of the Oakland Control Tower (Oakland International airport website)

Oakland Airport Project Put On Hold

Plans to modernize the airport’s air traffic control tower have been halted with the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/25/2011

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier toured the San Bruno gas explosion site and a construction site where gas lines are being replaced. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Transportation Secretary Tours San Bruno Blast Site

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and a team of federal officials toured the San Bruno neighborhood torched last fall in a gas-fueled inferno and discuss safety reforms.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/19/2011

Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

San Bruno Triggers Fed Call To Repair Aging Pipelines

The Obama administration will push legislation designed to overhaul and upgrade America’s aging oil and gas pipeline network in response to the deadly San Bruno blast.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/04/2011

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) talks with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) while touring the Stion production facility on October 25, 2010 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feinstein, Boxer Seek More Rail Money For California

With some incoming governors rejecting money for high-speed rail, California’s two U.S. senators are asking the Obama administration to redirect federal funding to their home state.

CBS San Francisco–11/16/2010

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