Senate approves Peters as new DOT chief

The Senate approved Mary Peters as the new Transportation Department secretary before adjourning for its election recess.

Peters, nominated for the post in early September, replaces Norman Mineta, who left

Peters had served as the head of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration from 2001 through 2005 before leaving for the private sector. Before coming to Washington, she served as chief of the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Featured

  • Russia prying into state, local networks

    A Russian state-sponsored advanced persistent threat actor targeting state, local, territorial and tribal government networks exfiltrated data from at least two victims.

  • Marines on patrol (US Marines)

    Using AVs to tell friend from foe

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for ways autonomous vehicles can make it easier for commanders to detect and track threats among civilians in complex urban environments without escalating tensions.

Stay Connected