Posts tagged: Ray LaHood
When Ray LaHood announced early this year he would not return to serve a second term as the Department of Transportation Secretary, a door opened for Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx. President Obama nominated the second-term Democrat Monday to pick up where LaHood will leave soon leave off. The President is hoping Foxx’s impressive track record of overseeing successful transportation projects in Charlotte will translate to a national scale.
If you got a ticket for distracted driving, was inexplicably reimbursed for an airline fee or found work on a state highway recently, Ray LaHood probably had something to do with it. LaHood announced this week he will not return to serve as Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation during President Obama’s second term. As LaHood sees it, “I have had a good run. I'm one of these people who believe that you should go out while they're applauding.” (1)
So why should we be clapping?