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President Joe Biden's administration yesterday announced 39 key members of U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) leadership posts, including Amit Bose as deputy administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Bose previously served as FRA deputy administrator, FRA chief counsel, USDOT associate general counsel and USDOT deputy assistant secretary for government affairs. He has also served as vice president for HNTB Corp. and chair of the Coalition for the Northeast Corridor, and has been involved in the California High Speed Rail Project, Northeast Corridor Future, Southeast Passenger Rail and Build America Bureau.
Bose's extensive experience in transportation policy, law and management will be an asset to the Biden administration, said Amtrak Chairman Tony Coscia.
"Mr. Bose understands the importance of investing in infrastructure to support economic recovery and keeping America's railroad system reliable and safe," said Coscia in a press release. "We look forward to working with Secretary-designee Pete Buttigieg, Deputy Secretary-designee Polly Trottenburg and Mr. Bose to improve and expand passenger-rail service across the country."
Also announced yesterday: Lana Hurdle, deputy assistant secretary for budget and programs, will serve as acting secretary of transportation until Buttigieg is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Buttigieg's Senate confirmation hearing was held yesterday.
While additional people will be named later, the initial USDOT team also includes: Casey Clemmons, special assistant, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration; Steve Cliff, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Nuria Fernandez, deputy administrator of the Federal Transit Administrator; Carlos Monje Jr., senior adviser and acting chief of staff; Alex Pena, special assistant to the general counsel; and Stephanie Pollack, deputy administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.
The full list of those named yesterday is available here.