Under the Dome

DOT chief to undergo surgery

Transportation Secretary Gene Conti will undergo surgery at Duke Medical Center on Monday and could be out for several weeks, his office reports.

During Conti's absence, Chief Operating Officer Jim Trogdon will assume responsibility for running the department.

DOT spokeswoman Greer Beaty said the family preferred not to discuss the nature of the surgery, but he expects “a full and speedy recovery.”

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