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.
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