Robert Clarke Brown, who is leaving the MWAA Board this month, wrote an extensive letter to US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood criticizing his involvement with MWAA's effort to build the Silver Line. He criticizes LaHood's interference with the independence of the MWAA Board by virtue of his encroachment on its authorities by appointing an Accountability Officer, involving himself in local governmental issues, and pursuing needless investigations. He characterizes these activities as distracting from the core issue: the "fundamentally flawed plan of finance." He criticizes LaHood for failing to provide leadership and, along with Virginia, for failing to provide adequate funding for the construction project.
MWAA Brown Letter to Secy LaHood 10-2-2012