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LaHood Pick for Transportation Has Stakeholders Buzzing


Transportation stakeholders were caught off guard Wednesday by news that retiring Rep. Ray LaHood of Illinois, a centrist Republican who held a seat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 1990s, will be the next Transportation secretary.

A senior Democrat confirmed Wednesday evening that LaHood would be President-elect Barack Obama ’s choice. Obama has a news conference scheduled for Thursday, but it is unclear if he will announce LaHood’s selection then. Obama’s transition team did not comment. Transportation Department nominations move through the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Although LaHood has a reputation for crossing party aisles and supporting infrastructure investment, transportation advocates had been hoping for someone with a long resume in the sector who could elevate infrastructure issues to greater national prominence. In some transportation quarters, the choice was met with confusion at best, and disappointment at worst.  More HERE

Another inexperienced politico from Chicago tapped for the new administration.. 

Can the trucking and transportation industries afford this snake in Republican clothing?


December 18, 2008 - Posted by | Politics, trucking | , , , , , ,

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