United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said Northwest Indiana is poised to be a major player in the development of high-speed rail. LaHood said enthusiasm is high in Indiana for high-speed rail projects because it can bring jobs and money to the state.
The U.S. Secretary of Transportation has a couple of priorities he wants the new Congress to work on when it convenes next year. Ray LaHood said getting a transportation bill passed by the August recess is at the top of his agenda.
Federal dollars are on the way for the design of a new air traffic control tower at O'Hare International Airport. But nothing is in the pipeline for a third airport that's been long-proposed for the Chicago area.Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin said the recession has slowed down that discussion.
The Federal Aviation Administration is committing $3.4 million to the design of a new air traffic control tower at O'Hare Airport.U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the grant for the design of a South Air Traffic Control Tower, as part of the O'Hare Modernization Program.