ray lahood http://michiganradio.org en Will Ray LaHood's anti-distracted driving legacy endure? http://michiganradio.org/post/will-ray-lahoods-anti-distracted-driving-legacy-endure <p align="LEFT">Ray LaHood has seldom kept his opinions to himself.</p><p align="LEFT">The country's U.S. Secretary of Transportation since 2008, LaHood early established a reputation for bluntness and rattling cages.</p><p align="LEFT">After Toyota&nbsp;recalled millions of vehicles around the world for faulty floor mats that could entrap the gas pedal,&nbsp;LaHood&nbsp;advised people who owned Toyota cars to "park them" immediately and not drive them until the company fixed the problem.</p><p align="LEFT">He later distanced himself from the startling pronouncement.</p><p align="LEFT">LaHood also angered many a car company executive for attacking sophisticated car infotainment systems as too distracting.&nbsp; Those systems promise a new&nbsp;source of precious revenue for the automakers. Wed, 15 May 2013 14:48:58 +0000 Tracy Samilton 12575 at http://michiganradio.org Will Ray LaHood's anti-distracted driving legacy endure? New hope for federal funding for proposed light rail line in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/new-hope-federal-funding-proposed-light-rail-line-detroit <p>U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood met with Michigan officials today to discuss the development of a regional transit authority to oversee<a href="http://www.m-1rail.com/"> a light rail line in Detroit.</a> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:59:59 +0000 Steve Carmody 8754 at http://michiganradio.org New hope for federal funding for proposed light rail line in Detroit