WASHINGTON — Federal and state officials are seeking to overhaul the leadership of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority amid pending legislation that would restructure the board of the bond-issuing authority.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has joined Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray in an ongoing effort to force change at the board that operates Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the Dulles Toll Road in the wake of repeated scandals that include accusations of cronyism and a lack of transparency.

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