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FRA appoints Eby as acting administrator


With former FRA Administrator Joseph Boardman now handling the reins at Amtrak — at least for one year — the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) needs its own new leader. A new administrator likely won’t be appointed until after President-Elect Barack Obama takes office in late January.

In the meantime, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters has installed Cliff Eby as acting administrator. Most recently the FRA’s deputy administrator, Eby will be responsible for day-to-day administrative operations and the agency's rail financial assistance programs.

Prior to joining the FRA, he served as a senior vice president for engineering and construction firm Parsons Corp. Eby previously was director of finance and statistics for the Association of American Railroads.

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