U.S. Transportation Secretary Launches a Blog

Posted on May 1, 2008

DOT Fast Lane Blog

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters launched the DOT's first blog on Tuesday. It is called Fast Lane. In the blog's launch post Secretary Peters admits the need for twenty-first century communication.

Peters says, "I want the Fast Lane to be a true on-line community, and I encourage you to submit your comments and thoughts. After all, if I'm going to insist on twenty-first century solutions for our transportation system, I better communicate in a twenty-first century way!"

The AP says the blog was already receiving about as much traffic on as the main DOT website on the first day.

There will be some interesting guest bloggers on Fast Lane giving their perspectives on U.S. travel. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley guest blogged on Tuesday. The DOT is also working on a YouTube site according the AP article. There is no Twitter or other social media account to go with the new blog. Maybe this will change in the future because the State Department's Dipnote blog does have a Twitter account.

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