Rep. Jackie Speier, Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood visit San Bruno blast site 

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will be in San Bruno today visiting the site of a PG&E gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes last September.

LaHood, whose office oversees the safety of pipeline infrastructure throughout the U.S., was invited to tour the blast site by Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, who will accompany him on today’s visit.

Afterward, Speier and LaHood will tour a construction site in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood where PG&E crews are in the process of replacing an aging gas pipeline.

A news conference is scheduled to take place after that tour.

Also expected to participate are PG&E president Chris Johns, San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane, California Public Utilities Commission executive director Paul Clannon, and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration administrator Cynthia Quarterman.

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