President-Elect Obama to Name Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL) DOT Secretary

NATA has learned that on Friday, Dec. 19, Congressman Ray LaHood will be nominated by President-elect Obama as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

LaHood, a Republican Member of the U.S. House of Representatives who announced his retirement from Congress last year, will become the second Republican to join the President-elect’s Cabinet. LaHood, elected in 1994, has been a leading advocate for improving the state of Illinois’ transportation infrastructure, including being a "proponent for improving local airports through securing funds for new construction and expansion, while also working with officials to increase air service."

A complete biography on Congressman LaHood can be viewed by clicking here.