Shuster Says Ray LaHood is Staying at US DOT

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told incoming House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) that the two would be working together in the near term, Shuster told Speculation has swirled around LaHood’s future after he recently backed off comments made last year that he would retire after the president’s first term.

"I got a call from Secretary LaHood; it sounds like he may be staying for a while," Shuster said. "I’m not sure exactly what his timing is, but I’m sure there will be an announcement."

The White House says no cabinet decisions have been made.

(more on LaHood's tenure in Obama's second term . . . )