ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 2, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley issued this statement today following the unanimous Senate confirmation of Maryland Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley:
“The challenges and opportunities before us to improve Maryland’s transportation system are vast and formidable, but not insurmountable. The recent unprecedented winter storms demonstrated for all Marylanders that our Transportation system can withstand even the most daunting challenges, and I am pleased that the Maryland Senate affirmed today that Beverley Swaim-Staley is the right person to lead those efforts.
“With nearly 12 years of experience as Deputy Transportation Secretary and Chief Financial Officer for MDOT, Beverley Swaim-Staley has the deep knowledge of transportation, along with the management and financial expertise that are necessary for us to move forward. Our transportation program remains in excellent hands under her leadership.”