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Ask the US DOT Secretary Your Transpo Questions!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 12:58 PM

US Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is inviting questions from TN readers. Want to know how the nation's transportation priorities are shifting? Wondering about the future of high-speed rail? Or how he decides where to spend the DOT's $70 billion budget? Or do you just want to know if he really does honk at drivers he sees texting behind the wheel?

For the next episode of his Q&A video series called “On the Go," Secretary LaHood is inviting questions from Transportation Nation readers. To ask him a question, you can:

Post questions on the Secretary’s Facebook page

Tweet using the #q4ray hashtag

Leave a comment on the Secretary’s blog, or

Leave a comment on this page

He will choose three or four to respond to. Let him know we sent you – write ‘TN’ at the end of your question.  We’ll post his video when it’s available.

Want to see what "On the Go" is like? Watch Secretary LaHood field questions from TN readers in 2011!

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Comments [4]

Christopher Hart

Secretary Lahood, you have always been a strong supporter of civil rights, especially disability rights. Over a year ago you announced a senior adviser on disability/functional needs? Are you able to meet regularly with him. How does that position become permanent so it remains after your retirement? How are you personally seeing that Amtrak and the airlines begin to finally meet their 504, 508, and ADA obligations instead of fighting them? When will a person with a disability be appointed to both Amtrak's BOD and NTSB???

Jun. 28 2012 10:07 AM
Christopher Hart

Secretary Lahood, you have always been a strong supporter of civil rights, especially disability rights. Over a year ago you announced a senior adviser on disability/functional needs. Are you able to meet regularly with him. How does that position become permanent so it remains after your retirement? How are you personally seeing that Amtrak and the airlines begin to finally meet their 504, 508, and ADA obligations instead of fighting them? When will a person with a disability be appointed to both Amtrak and NTSB???

Jun. 28 2012 10:06 AM
Deryn Wagner

How will USDOT continue to support multimodal transportation to, from and within our national parks - either through the new authorization or otherwise? Will the transit in the parks program survive?

Jun. 28 2012 08:32 AM
Greg Hamilton

The new transportation authorization gives a whole lot of money to state DOTs, and lets them do the same things they've always done -- build more roads. How can your USDOT give Americans more transit, walking, and biking options, when the vast majority of the money will just be passed to state DOTs to buy more highways? TN

Jun. 28 2012 07:31 AM

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