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For Immediate Release
September 5, 2006

Fact Sheet: Mary Peters: The Right Person for Secretary of Transportation

Today, President Bush Announced His Intention To Nominate Mary Peters As Secretary Of Transportation.  Peters brings a lifetime of experience on transportation issues from both the private and public sectors and has a reputation for character and common sense.  She is an innovative thinker – and she knows how to set priorities and solve problems for the people.  As Secretary of Transportation, Peters will work closely with State and local leaders to ensure that America has a state-of-the-art transportation system that meets the needs of our growing economy.

The Secretary Of Transportation Is Responsible For Maintaining A Safe, Reliable, And Efficient Transportation System.  Our Nation's transportation infrastructure is vital to our prosperity and competitiveness – and it is critical to the every day lives of our citizens.  In addition, the Secretary of Transportation plays an important role in our Nation's coordinated efforts to guard against terrorist threats to our aircraft, seaports, and infrastructure. 

Peters Will Succeed One Of Our Nation's Finest Secretaries Of Transportation, Norm Mineta.  Secretary Mineta shows that when we put politics aside, people from different parties can work together to achieve results for the American people.  He leaves office as the longest-serving Secretary of Transportation in our Nation's history.

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