U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta today welcomed Mary Peters as the 15th administrator of the U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Senate confirmed Peters on September 26, and she was sworn in today.
"Mary's long experience as a top state transportation official, coupled with her proven record of leadership and managerial skills, will be great assets at FHWA and DOT," Mineta said. "She will help to lead our continuing efforts to improve safety and security, reduce congestion and enhance mobility on our nation's highways."
Peters previously headed Arizona’s DOT. In addition to her work there, Peters has been involved in transportation issues at the national level. She recently chaired the Standing Committee on Planning and the Asset Management Task Force for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and hosted the 2001 meeting of the Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials.
"I am honored to be selected by President Bush and privileged to join the strong team that Secretary Mineta has assembled at DOT," Peters said.