Washington, D.C. – Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) President Edward Wytkind issues the following statement in reaction to Senate confirmation of Victor Mendez as Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Peter Rogoff as Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy:
“On behalf of transportation labor, I congratulate Victor Mendez for his confirmation by the Senate as the Deputy Secretary of Transportation, and Peter Rogoff for his confirmation as the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.
“In their roles as administrator for the Federal Highway Administration and administrator for the Federal Transit Administration, Deputy Secretary Mendez and Under Secretary Rogoff have repeatedly proved themselves as excellent policy leaders in the Department of Transportation. Specifically, these leaders both understand and embrace the important role of transportation employees and their unions in offering solutions to the nation’s mounting transportation challenges.
“We at TTD are confident that each will serve with distinction and leave their mark as innovative and forward-thinking stewards of America’s transportation system and infrastructure. With so much important and unfinished business still looming, we look forward to working as partners with Victor Mendez and Peter Rogoff on the nation’s transportation challenges.”
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