AAR president and CEO statement on nomination of transportation secretary
Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), statement on the nomination today of Elaine Chao as President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be Secretary of Transportation: "The nation's rail industry welcomes the President-elect's selection and looks forward to working with Ms. Chao on the many critical surface transportation issues key to U.S. economic growth and prosperity. We know based on her prior tenure at the Department of Transportation that she has a full appreciation of the vital role freight and passenger rail play in America. On behalf of the AAR and member railroads, we congratulate Ms. Chao."