Transportation Dept.'s No. 2 Steps Down

Scnchez, Humberto
December 2004
Bond Buyer;12/8/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32025, p5
Trade Publication
The article focuses on Kirk Van Tine, the second in command at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), who will leave his post at the end of 2004. Van Tine's departure will come roughly a year after he received a recess appointment from U.S. President George W. Bush to become deputy secretary of transportation. His decision to leave was not a surprise to the White House since when he agreed to go forward with the job, he said he was only planning to stay about a year. As deputy secretary, Van Tine helped steer the nation's transportation policy and was also responsible for the day-to-day management of the DOT's $58 billion budget.


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