Hersman Floated as Potential Nominee for Transportation Secretary
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman has been rumored to be a top candidate to replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation.
LaHood Criticizes Congress, Republican on Highway Funding
Departing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood criticized Congress, and especially his former Republican colleagues, for failing to pass a long-term transportation bill. He anticipates bold moves from President Obama “when he gets around to it.”
Reactions to the State of the Union
As you might expect, infrastructure organizations were disappointed by President Obama’s State of the Union address. ASCE gently criticized the president’s “Fix-It-First” plan because it does not address the long-term need to pay for infrastructure maintenance.
Supreme Court May Hear Interstate Water Dispute