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February 20, 2013

Inslee picks Oregon planner to run WSDOT

  • Lynn Peterson is a transportation adviser to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, and would replace Paula Hammond.
    Associated Press

    OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee named a new leader for the state's Department of Transportation on Tuesday, tapping a transportation planner who has focused on issues such as rail, transit and alternative fuels.

    Lynn Peterson is currently working as a transportation adviser to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. She would replace Paula Hammond, who had sought to retain her job but has now told staff she will be leaving in March.

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