"Cash for clunkers" program starts in Washington

"Cash for clunkers" program starts in Washington

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood speaks during a news conference to kick off the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) program at the Transportation Department in Washington on July 27, 2009. The program, dubbed "cash for clunkers," is based on a cash incentive for people to trade in older vehicles for new, more fuel efficient models. With him are Rep. Sandy Levin, D-MI, Rep. Betty Sutton, D-OH, and Rep. John Dingell, D-MI. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)