Peters confirmed as DOT Secretary

The Senate on Saturday confirmed Mary Peters as Secretary of Transportation

The Senate on Saturday confirmed Mary Peters as Secretary of Transportation. Peters, former Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, succeeds Norman Y. Mineta, who was the longest-serving DOT Secretary.

“Mary is an innovative thinker who will work with state and local leaders to confront challenges and solve problems,” said President George W. Bush. “I look forward to working with her to reduce highway and aviation congestion, modernize our nation’s infrastructure and increase the efficiency of travel in our country.”

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