Leaders bid farewell to NHTSA, FHWA
Jul 18, 2005 9:21 AM, from staff and wire reports
Dr Jeffrey W Runge will be leaving his post as administrator of the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to become the Department of Homeland Securityís new chief medical officer.
In his new post, Runge will coordinate Homelandís response to biological and other catastrophic attacks. He departs the DOT after four years heading the nationís highway safety agency. During his tenure, Runge helped DOT achieve the lowest highway fatality rate and the highest safety belt usage rate in United States history.
Mary E Peters is stepping down after nearly four years as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to return home to her family in Phoenix AZ. She resigned July 13, effective the end of July. Deputy Administrator Rick Capka will serve as acting administrator until an administrator is selected.
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