As we near the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, let's take a moment to acknowledge the significant contributions of Hispanic figures in transportation.
Victor Mendez is a prominent figure in the public transportation sector, having served as Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration under President Barack Obama. Mendez's extensive experience and commitment to improving the nation's transportation infrastructure have had a significant impact on the industry, shaping policies and initiatives that benefit communities across the country.
Nuria Fernandez, CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), made significant contributions to transforming Bay Area transportation. Her leadership on projects like the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) extension to Silicon Valley has left a lasting impact. Fernandez's appointment as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration further solidified her influence in the industry.
Federico Peña is a trailblazing figure in public transportation. He served as the Secretary of Transportation under President Bill Clinton, where he worked to improve transportation infrastructure and policy nationwide.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, let's celebrate these individuals who have made Southern Nevada a better place through their hard work, dedication, and passion for transportation.