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Ray LaHood On Transit, Politics, Schock And Life After Washington

Oct 8, 2015

Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, right, prepares for the interview with WGLT's Willis Kern
Credit Linda Healy/WGLT

Ray LaHood spent more than two decades in Congress and served another 4 1/2 years as President Barack Obama's first Secretary of Transportation. Next month, his book, “Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics” is being released.

He spoke in Normal Wednesday to the Illinois chapter of the American Planning Association state conference. But before that, he stopped by the GLT studios to discuss transit funding, politics and life after governmental service with WGLT's Willis Kern.

LaHood says Congress doesn't have what it takes to solve the current transit funding crisis.