AASHTO Journal

Sturges Tapped for Deputy Slot at FRA

​Longtime Capitol Hill staffer Mathew Sturges recently became deputy administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration. The position does not require Senate confirmation.

Before joining FRA, Sturges served as majority staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I), where he directed legislative oversight and authorization efforts.

Previously, he served as the T&I Committee's deputy staff director, staff director of the aviation subcommittee, and director of member services. Sturges also worked as deputy director of government affairs for the Republican National Committee.

As the deputy of FRA Administrator Ronald Batory, Sturges will be responsible for helping lead the agency's safety regulatory activities, federal investments in freight and passenger rail, as well as legislative initiatives to advance administration priorities.

Questions regarding this article may be directed to editor@aashtojournal.org.

Recommended Stories

Survey: Americans ‘Overwhelming Support’ Public Transit

A survey conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute for the American Public Transportation Association indicated that 80 percent of those it polled would support using their tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation in their community, with a further 74 percent...

July 27, 2018

FRA Puts More Pressure on Railroads to Comply with PTC Requirements

The Federal Railroad Administration is prepared to levy penalties against 13 railroads if they fail to implement positive train control or PTC safety systems by Dec. 31 this year.

July 27, 2018

Study Tracks Growth of Electric Scooters for Urban Mobility

A new study compiled by data platform management firm Populus indicates that the popularity of electric scooters as an urban transportation option continues to increase in major U.S. metropolitan cities.

July 27, 2018

Past Issues

Issue Date: