Bush gives the nod to Peters

News July 11, 2001
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President George W. Bush nominated Mary E. Peters to be the next Federal Highway Administrator. Peters has been director of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) since 1998. While at ADOT, she's worked on contracting issues including partnering and streamlining projects through the state approval process. Peters also has worked to improve the process of payments to contractors and to reduce internal "red tape" that slowed project delivery.


"The Peters nomination is fervently supported by the Associated General Contractors of America," said AGC CEO Stephen E. Sandherr. "Peters knows the issues, understands the industry and brings with her a strong background of advocacy for the transportation industry and consumer protection."


Peters has worked to improve the low bid system and on a legislative proposal to streamline the environmental review process for transportation projects. She is active with the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials where she currently chairs the Standing Committee on Planning, which also has focused on speeding up the planning process for transportation projects nationwide.


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