Posts Tagged ‘FRA director’

Reyes Named Acting FRA Administrator

January 30, 2018

Juan D. Reyes III has been named acting director of the Federal Railroad Administration after Deputy FRA Administrator Heath Hall was granted a leave of absence.

Hall, who has been serving as acting administrator, is facing what Politico magazine termed “a family situation that will leave him unable to discharge his duties as would be required on a day-to-day basis.”

The Trump administration has nominated Ron Batory to head the FRA, but his appointment is being held up in the Senate due to political wrangling.

Reyes is currently the FRA’s chief counsel. Batory is in the meantime serving the FRA as a senior adviser.


Ex-Conrail Head Named FRA Director

July 12, 2017

A former Conrail executive has been named by President Donald Trump to serve as administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

Ronald Batory

Ronald L. Batory has more than 45 years of railroad industry experience and until March 31 served as president and chief operating officer of Consolidated Rail Corporation.

Batory joined Conrail in 1998 as vice president-operations and was appointed COO in 2004.

Previously, he served as president of the Belt Railway of Chicago. His career includes more than 20 years working for eastern and western Class I railroads as well as assisting a court-appointed trustee’s oversight of a regional railroad bankruptcy.

His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation. The FRA is currently without a director although deputy administrator Heath Hall assumed his position on June 23.