US Air Transport Assn. expressed satisfaction with last week's reports that Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.) will be nominated by President-elect Barack Obama to be the new Secretary of Transportation (ATWOnline, Dec. 18). ATA said LaHood "has a well-deserved reputation for his even-handed, thoughtful and deliberative approach to complex issues" and that it "look[s] forward to working closely" with LaHood if he is confirmed.

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