Washington, D.C. — December 16, 2020 — Ian Jefferies, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement on Pete Buttigieg being selected as President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to be Secretary of Transportation:

“AAR welcomes President-elect Biden’s selection and congratulates Mr. Buttigieg on his nomination. Former-Mayor Buttigieg’s forward-looking approach supported by data-driven decision making will serve him well as the next Secretary of Transportation. On behalf of AAR and the nation’s rail industry, we look forward to working with Mr. Buttigieg to modernize the nation’s surface transportation.”

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