Ray LaHood

(The Bridgeport Viaduct as seen from the platform of the Norristown High Speed Line. Credit: Tim Jimenez)

SEPTA To Close Bridgeport Viaduct This Summer

They say the lack of repair dollars is to blame and the bridge’s closure could cause a ripple effect for the line’s 2,400 daily riders.


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Transportation Secretary Coming To New Jersey

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is coming to New Jersey Friday as part of the federal recovery effort in the wake of Sandy.


(The Septa power substation at Wayne Junction.  Photo provided)

Septa Gets Big Federal Grant To Help Refurbish Its Wayne Junction Power Substation

“Power problems at Wayne Junction” is a phrase you often hear during KYW transit reports about delays on Septa’s regional rail lines.


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Philadelphia Gets $10 Million From Feds To Improve Traffic Flow In City

US transportation secretary Ray LaHood says communities put in a toal of $14 billion in requests for the $500 million that was available.


(The Bridgeport Viaduct, in 2011.  Photo provided by Septa)

US Transportation Secretary Says Jobs Bill Will Help SEPTA’s Infrastructure

Secretary Ray LaHood, accompanied by officials from SEPTA, stood near the Bridgeport Viaduct in Montgomery County — which carries the Norristown High Speed Line over the Schuylkill River — and urged lawmakers to put aside politics.



3-On Your Side: Airlines Keep Tax Savings

The political stalemate in Washington has left airlines unable to charge many taxes. You’d think that would be good news for travelers as it should make tickets cheaper.


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Amtrak Commuters Will See Upgrades Thanks To Federal Transportation Windfall

The Delaware Valley is one of the big winners in the award of $2 billion in federal transportation funds.


3 On Your Side: Air Passenger Rights Expanded

Hate to fly because you want to avoid things like lost luggage and crummy customer service? Well the Department of Transportation understands your pain and is taking action.


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Feds Call On Industry To Repair Aging Pipelines

Federal transportation officials demanded Monday that pipeline companies speed up efforts to repair and replace aging oil and gas lines, saying recent deadly explosions in Pennsylvania and California highlight the urgent need for safety improvements.


A dangerous number of people under 30 are texting while driving. (Credit: Getty Images)

Federal Study Shows Distracted Driving Widespread

The US Secretary of Transportation has declared a distracted driving epidemic on American roads.