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Secretary of Transportation

The head of the U.S. federal government department that oversees aviation, federal highways, shipping, and railroads. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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Former Deputy US Secretary of Transportation Mortimer Downey said, "Rod's dynamic pursuit of the nation's toughest research issues has helped public agencies successfully craft programs for safety and security, financing to replace the dwindling gas tax, preparation for high-speed rail connectivity in local communities, and much more.
The Garrett Morgan program, named for the African-American inventor of today's traffic light, originated several years ago by former US Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater as a way to introduce young people to transportation careers.
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The US Secretary of Transportation has announced USD23m in federal grants for Oregon airports.
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The idea is supported by US Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, who has suggested that the higher charges could help distribute air traffic more evenly throughout the day and reduce congestion at US airports.
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