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Your morning transportation speed-read:

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that the Obama administration would "talk to our friends" in Detroit before it finalizes fuel efficiency standards for automobiles.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is warning central Florida officials they'll have to pay for cost overruns from a commuter railway he's about to decide on.

Singer Patti LaBelle has countersued the Texas man who sued her following an altercation with her bodyguards at Houston's George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport.

A passenger at Sacramento International Airport was arrested for having a loaded gun in his bag.