Obama Announces Federal Highway Administration Pick

Former Arizona Department of Transportation director Victor M. Mendez has bee chosen by the Obama administration to head the FHA.

"Victor M. Mendez served as director of the Arizona Department of Transportation under Gov. Janet Napolitano until February, when Napolitano was confirmed as U.S. Homeland Security Secretary.

If confirmed, Mendez would oversee the agency responsible for directing federal gas tax money, overseeing major projects on the interstate system and setting highway construction and safety standards."

Full Story: Ex-state official tabbed for federal highways job

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