News Bites: Mass. transportation secretary has some explaining to do

Your morning transportation speed-read:

The road is rocky these days for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's transportation secretary.

Transportation officials in San Francisco are ponying up for transit-oriented housing.

They came from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's visit to Hawaii convinced he supports a proposed railway there.

The budget writers in Washington state have let lawmakers know how much they'll have to spend on transportation.