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Ray LaHood on Transit, Politics, Schock, and Life after Washington

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Ray LaHood (right) with Illinois Public Radio's Willis Kern

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 to the Illinois chapter of the American Planning Association state conference. But before that, he discussed transit funding, politics, and life after governmental service with Illinois Public Radio’s Willis Kern.

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