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Ex-ADOT director tabbed for federal highway job (access required)

President Barack Obama has said he plans to nominate former Arizona Department of Transportation director Victor Mendez for administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Mendez, a two-decade ADOT official, was named director in 2001 by then-Gov. Jane Hull, a Republican. He was held over by Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano during her six years in office. ...

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