News bites: Milestones

Your morning transportation speed-read:

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says a controversial high-speed rail proposal in California has reached a couple of key milestones.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has been tapped to give a speech at the Washington Auto Show next month.

An ad by Japanese automaker Honda has been named the most memorable television advertisement for an automobile in the last 25 years.

A person was nearly seriously injured filming an airplane stunt.