This is not the headline we were hoping to see today.
Politico is reporting that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is leaving the Obama administration.
Since he famously jumped on the table at the National Bike Summit Congressional Reception to declare “This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized,” Secretary LaHood has been an outspoken champion for bicycling and walking issues at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
In the three years since that Summit, the Secretary continued his strong public support.
In October 2011, LaHood voiced his support for the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide.
… and was willing to get his picture taken with me!
Needless to say, the Secretary will leave big shoes to fill at the DOT.
What are your favorite LaHood moments?
League Policy Director
Flusche joined the League in April 2009 and has a B.A. in history from Syracuse University and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in public policy analysis from New York University.