WASHINGTON, D.C. — US president George W. Bush is poised to name former federal highway administrator, Mary Peters, as the new secretary of transportation.
Peters will replace Norman Mineta, according to a report by the Associated Press. Peters served three years as head of the Arizona Department of Transportation and since November she has been national director for transportation policy of a consulting firm.
She was chief of the Federal Highway Administration from 2001-2005 where she developed a reputation as a supporter of toll highways and user fees.
“You just can’t depend on the federal government to bring the money in that was around when the interstate system was first built,” Peters said in a recent interview.
– With files from the Associated Press
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