US transportation secretary Ray LaHood will not serve a second term heading the Department of Transportation (DOT). In a Tuesday email to DOT employees, LaHood said he has informed President Barack Obama that he will step down once a successor is confirmed by the Senate. LaHood, a former Republican congressman from Illinois, has served four years in the post. Obama, who will now have to nominate a new transportation secretary for Senate confirmation, was inaugurated to a second, ...

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