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Biden names nominee for DOT assistant policy secretary

The release also announces Biden’s intention to nominate Christopher Coes for assistant secretary of transportation policy at the Department of Transportation – a role he currently fills on an acting basis.

Coes previously was vice president for land use and development at Smart Growth America – a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that urban development policies foster safe, equitable and sustainable community growth. One of his accomplishments was securing more than $20 billion in transit-oriented development and local infrastructure financing.

If confirmed, Coes would join Polly Trottenberg among DOT leadership. The Senate confirmed Trottenberg as deputy secretary with an 82-15 vote April 13.

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