Peters to be new
President Bush chose Mary Peters, a former Federal Highway Administration administrator, to succeed Norman Mineta as Transportation secretary, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
Peters spent three years directing the Arizona DOT, where she worked her way up through the ranks during a 16-year career there. Since November, Peters has been national director for transportation policy and consulting in the Phoenix office of Omaha-based architectural, engineering and consulting firm HDR, Inc., according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official announcement had not yet been made.
Peters, who was FHA chief from 2001 to 2005, fills a Cabinet seat left open when Mineta left the job in July after six years.