By Keith Laing - 02/18/14 09:22 AM EST
Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has joined the board of directors of an electric bus manufacturing company.
The company, known as Proterra, announced the association with LaHood on Tuesday.
The former Transportation secretary is exhibiting “a solid show of support for the clean transit initiatives and belief in the future of [electric vehicle] transportation,” the Greenville, S.C.-based company said.
LaHood has associated with other transportation groups since leaving the Obama administration last year, including most recently the Washington, D.C.-based Building America’s Future group.