In a win for travel agents, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters has appointed Paul Ruden, senior vice president for legal and industry affairs at ASTA, to the DOT's 35-member Tarmac Delay Task Force. "Since 1999, ASTA has been the leading industry organization backing a legislated bill of rights. In fact, ASTA's proposed Passenger Bill of Rights became a blueprint for later legislation. It is only fitting then that Paul Ruden, who was heavily involved in ASTA's early efforts on this front, be a part of this task force," said Cheryl Hudak, CTC, president and CEO of ASTA.
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