Peters sworn in as FHWA administrator

| 10/3/2001

Mary Peters was sworn in Tuesday to become the new administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration. Peters, the nation's top highway official, previously led the Arizona Department of Transportation.

"Working with our state and local partners, all of us at FHWA will continue our efforts to develop and maintain a strong, safe and modern transportation network, which is essential to America's security and prosperity in the 21st century," Peters said.

In addition to her work in Arizona, 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 and hosted the 2001 meeting of the Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials.