Governor-Elect Tom Wolf has designated Leslie Richards as the new head of the Department of Transportation. Leslie Richards is currently the vice chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, chair of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and a member of the SEPTA Board. As the head of the Department of Transportation, Richards will oversee nearly 12,000 employees and a $7.2 billion budget. She will be replacing Barry Schoch, who will become a senior advisor to the Governor-Elect Tom Wolf on transportation and infrastructure issues, with a focus on implementing Act 89.
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