By David Schultz
Bill Bronrott's official title is now the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation. He begins today.
He'll be regulating the safety of trucks and semis on the nation's highways.
For the last 12 years, Bronrott was a Democrat representing Montgomery County in the Maryland General Assembly. During his tenure at the State Capitol, his area of expertise was highway safety.
"We've seen some good reductions in deaths and injuries on Maryland's roads," says Bronrott. "Am I satisfied? No. There's more that we need to be doing in every state."
The Montgomery County Democratic Party will choose Bronrott's temporary replacement next month. His seat will be up for grabs in this November's election.
In a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Nominee Anthony Foxx advocated for more infrastructure projects to spur economic growth.