Ask the Secretary: DOT Chief Takes Your Questions

Ray LaHood, Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT), has agreed to answer a few questions from SmarterTravel readers. Please send your questions by midnight Thursday, June 3. I'll select a handful of questions to be included with my own, and the questions and answers will be published in a later article.

Readers, this is your chance to get answers or insight into your most pressing travel queries. Concerned about fare transparency, or excessive fees? Ask the Secretary what he plans to do about it. Tired of delays? Find out if there's a plan. Of course, I can't guarantee you'll like the answers, or that Mr. LaHood will have a satisfactorily concrete response, but this is a rare opportunity to put a question in front of someone with real influence.

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Just for background, here's a roundup of recent DOT-related stories here on SmarterTravel:

Delta, AirTran Fined for Pricing Mistakes

Tarmac Delay Rules Take Effect Today

Southwest Fined $200K for Involuntary Bumping

DOT Rejects Airline Requests for Tarmac Delay Exemption

FAA Issues 'Guidance' For Cockpit Safety

You can post your question in the comment field below, or send it in via email. And remember, the deadline for submissions is midnight tomorrow!

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