Nation’s roads czar owns a clunker, not a skateboard

  • Jerry Cornfield
  • Monday, June 15, 2009 2:17pm
  • Local News

Ray LaHood, the U.S.transportation secretary, comes off anything but stodgy in a recent Q&A published in the New York Times.

LaHood answers queries on the president’s push to get us out of our cars, life as a Republican in a Democratic regime and the car he drives.

It’s a quick read that begins with this exchange between the secretary and reporter Deborah Solomon

As the newly appointed secretary of transportation, would you agree that America’s crumbling infrastructure has become an acute embarrassment?

The way I characterize it is America is one big pothole, and Americans are ready for their streets and roads and bridges to be fixed up.

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