Sturges Named Deputy FRA Administrator

Mathew Sturges has been appointed deputy administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

He previously served as majority staff director of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure where he directed legislative oversight and authorization efforts related to all modes of transportation.

Sturges also served as deputy director of government affairs for the Republican National Committee, as well as director of coalitions for the House Republican Conference.

His duties at the FRA will include serving as a member of the agency’s senior executive management team and working on safety regulatory activities, federal investments in freight and passenger rail, and legislative initiatives to advance the Trump administration’s priorities.

He replaces Heath Hall, who resigned last February.

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