December 6, 2016

by Lauren Gardner

The landing team charged with transitioning policy and personnel at DOT for President-elect Donald Trump will start its work at department headquarters tomorrow, a transition team member told POLITICO today.

The transition source confirmed that Martin Whitmer, a lobbyist at Whitmer & Worrall, stepped down as the transition's lead on transportation policy implementation. Marcus Lemon of Polsinelli, a Federal Highway Administration chief counsel under President George W. Bush, took his place, the source said.

The transition has seen some staff shakeups stemming from the incoming administration's requirement that officials terminate their lobbying registrations and agree not to lobby again for five years after their government work.

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