LaHood doubtful transportation bill will pass in Congress

By WEEK Producer

April 4, 2012 Updated Apr 4, 2012 at 6:56 PM CDT

MARSHALL CO., Ill. -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he is doubtful Congress will approve a transportation bill.

LaHood was back in town, attending the Innovations Conference on Asphalt and Transportation. There, he said the bi-partisan Senate bill is a 2-year deal that is paid for, and puts people to work on construction projects around the country.

However, it does not appear the House is going to pass it.

Secretary LaHood said Congress needs to get a bill passed for the next generation.

He also mentioned the work on the high speed rail system from Chicago to St. Louis and how he would like to have some type of rail system in his hometown of Peoria.

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