LaHood: DOT Should Oversee Transit Safety

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is stepping up his efforts to get Congress to pass his legislation allowing the DOT to oversee local transit agency's safety performance.  "Particularly in communities all over America that have stepped up transit, LaHood tells WAMU.

"We believe there ought to be some agency," says LaHood. "We think it ought to be the Department of Transportation and so did the Senate."

The U.S. DOT has been trying to get this legislation passed for several years.