The incubators for creativity and new thinking in transportation are in the cities and in the states. This is where the action is happening. It’s not happening in Washington DC.
— Ray LaHood

Ray LaHood served as the United States Secretary of Transportation from 2009-2013. Prior to that, he served in the House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 18th congressional district. In this interview with Chuck Marohn, Mr. LaHood discusses bipartisan collaboration on infrastructure decisions, and his views on the presidential candidates' position on drastically increasing infrastructure spending. He answers questions like "If we're going to invest in infrastructure, where should that money come from? Who should decide how it is spent?" He also discusses his view on gas tax increases, and small-scale vs. large-scale projects.

His book, Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics, is available now.

Ray LaHood

Ray LaHood

This interview is part of our ongoing conversation on infrastructure spending.

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