Likely Appointment of LaHood Greeted with Skepticism

The probable appointment of Rep. Ray LaHood (R- IL) as Secretary of Transportation has alternative transportation advocates scratching their heads. He has little background in transportation. He has supported cycling (he’s a member of Earl’s bicycle caucus) and has shown some support for Amtrak, but otherwise doesn’t appear to have a strong background.

The Overhead Wire has assembled what seems to be known about him on transportation issues.

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