A federal commission to study new ways to pay for the nation’s
highway and transit systems now has an executive director.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta named Quintin
C. Kendall the new executive director of the Surface Transportation Policy and
Revenue Commission, according to a DOT press release. The 12-member panel will
meet for the first time Wednesday, May 24, in Washington, DC.
“This commission will create the roadmap we need to navigate
the financial future of our highway and transit networks,” Mineta said in the
release. “Quintin has the skills necessary to help the commission accomplish
Kendall will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of
the Commission, including the scheduling of meetings and hearings, oversight of
administrative support to the commission members, and development of the
Commission’s final product, a report to Congress due by July 1, 2007.