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PUC engineer promoted from Undersecretary to Minister of Transport

The new Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt, has a distinguished history of 25 years in the transport engineering area. She was Undersecretary of this ministry in the first government of President Sebastián Piñera. Her work at the British company Steer Davies in Latin America, where she led the operations in Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Puerto Rico, also stands out.

Married and the mother of three children, Minister Gloria Hutt studied Civil Engineering with a certificate in Transportation at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) and received a postgraduate degree from the University of Georgetown. In 2010, the engineer won the Justice Acuña Mena award from the Institute of Engineers of Chile.

Prior to being appointed as a minister, she was a member of the Advisory Council of the PUC Department of Transport Engineering and was the Director of the Transurbano Foundation, an institution dedicated to the study and promotion of quality urban mobility.

Minister Gloria Hutt is also a frequent user of public transportation, and she was a key figure in the restructuring of Transantiago when she was working as an undersecretary.

Of the 23 Ministers selected by President Sebastián Piñera, the UC engineer is one of seven women. During the presidential campaign, she participated in the transport group.

Some of the first challenges facing the new Minister are the Transantiago tender, the Uber bill and the application of vehicular restrictions on cars with green seal prior to 2012.