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Bay Area Transit Chief Could Become Transportation Secretary

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Bay Area transportation chief Heminger said to be atop short list for transportation secretary

San Jose Mercury News

“Steve Heminger, head of the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission, is reportedly at or near the top of the list of finalists to be transportation secretary in the Barack Obama administration. Heminger, whose name has been in circulation for a few weeks on unofficial lists of Cabinet contenders, now is reportedly ‘in the rail position for the job,’ according to a column in Friday’s Washington Post.

“A spokesman for the MTC said Heminger is refusing to talk about the speculation and would not confirm the Post’s report that he has met with Obama.

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