Just weeks after leaving his post as secretary of transportation in the Obama administration, Ray LaHood came to Arlington, Virginia to talk about the future of transportation in America. He was brought here by Mobility Lab, which held the event at the Arlington campus of George Mason University. LaHood’s vision is for a “people first” approach to transportation planning, advocating for “bikeshare, transit, streetcars, walking and biking paths,” and “safe routes to school.” Photos from the event:

Ray LaHood at Mobility Lab in GMU

Ray LaHood at Mobility Lab in GMU

Ray LaHood at Mobility Lab in GMU

Ray LaHood at Mobility Lab in GMU

Ray LaHood at Mobility Lab in GMU

Ray LaHood at Mobility Lab in GMU

Ray LaHood at Mobility Lab in GMU

After the event, he posed for photos with many of the people from Mobility Lab and Arlington Transportation Partners who made the event possible.

Ray LaHood at Mobility Lab in GMU

Ray LaHood at Mobility Lab in GMU

It was a great to see someone so comfortable with public speaking who had such deep experience. He brought up high-speed rail several times, and was hopeful that America will be able to catch up with Europe and Asia.

More photos via the MoLabLaHood tag.

For more coverage, see Ray LaHood Rocks the House, and LaHood: America’s Transportation Future is in Rail, Google Car, Mobility Labs.

Ray LaHood Speaking His Mind in Arlington

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