News bites: 'Good pick'

Your morning transportation speed-read:

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairwoman Deborah Hersman has been called a “good pick” for Transportation Secretary by a Washington, D.C., newspaper.

Japan’s All Nippon Airways has said that the grounding of Boeing’s 787 “Dreamliner” airplane has affected 100,000 passengers.

The proposed merger between American and U.S. Airlines is said to once again be close to being announced.

New York City is planning three new underground rail projects