Fernandez Confirmed as FTA Administrator

Nuria Fernandez has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.

She had been serving as acting administrator since she was appointed deputy secretary on Jan. 20.

Fernandez previously served as general manager and CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in California; as chief operating officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York; and senior vice president of design and construction for the Chicago Transit Authority and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

She has also served as chair of the American Public Transportation Association.

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