7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

LaHood tells tourism summit high-speed rail will roll in U.S.

(The following appeared at www.thehill.com on May 18, 2011.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told attendees at a global tourism summit being hosted in Las Vegas that the Obama administration's high-speed rail initiative was still on track despite rejections of federal money by a trio Republican governors.

Newly elected GOP governors in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin have said "no" to entreaties to build new railways, despite the enticement of federal dollars. But LaHood said at the World Travel & Tourism Council's 11th annual summit that "Americans are way ahead of the politicians on this and it will be good for all of you in the hospitality industry.

Full story: www.thehill.com

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Kansas City Southern reports Q3 2019 results
AAR: Rail traffic down again for week ending October 12, 2019
U.S. rail volumes still falling
UP sees workforce down by about 4,200 employees this year
Trade war hurts UP’s profit; Railroad plans to cut more jobs, reduce spending
UP Q3 coal transportation volumes fall 17% on year
Tentative UAW-GM deal calls for raises, ratification bonus, Lordstown closure, pathway for temps
Amtrak’s disappearing dining cars
Illini and Saluki Amtrak routes among worst-performing in U.S., report says
Virginia is planning an east-west passenger rail route connecting Blue Ridge Mountains to the beach
RRB Q&A: Railroad Retirement annuities and pensions from work not covered by Railroad Retirement or Social Security
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines