President Bush today chose Mary Peters, a former federal highway chief, to succeed Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation. Peters was the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration from 2001 to 2005.

She served the Arizona Dept. of Transportation for more than 15 years. Since November, Peters has been national director for transportation policy and consulting in the Phoenix office of Omaha-based architectural, engineering and consulting firm HDR Inc.

To read President Bush’s remarks announcing Peters’ nomination, go to