Boston media reported on Thursday her appointment as deputy administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, which will take place next week.
Pollard and Barker appeared in 2016 in a video as the Blues Brothers, on a mission to save the T, Boston’s mass transit system. In an interview a year later about her closeness to Barker, she described being an Orthodox Jew in public life.
“Except in the case of emergency situations, I do not make phone calls or send emails on the Sabbath and other Jewish holidays,” she told Commonwealth Magazine at the time. “For me, Sabbath is an electronic timeout that gives me time to think about something other than transportation.”