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Five questions for Transportation Sec'y James T. Smith Jr.
Sworn in earlier this month, James T. Smith Jr. is Maryland's 13th transportation secretary. At an age when many people have begun or are contemplating retirement, Smith, 71, is taking the helm of a 10,000-employee agency that oversees highways, bridges, tunnels, BWI Marshall Airport, the port of Baltimore, the Motor Vehicle Administration and mass transit. He said he took the job because of an infusion of $4.4 billion tied to passage this year of a comprehensive transportation revenue bill and because he has long known and admired many of the professionals who now work for him.
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun
July 26, 2013