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Welbes named new FTA executive director

Posted on December 23, 2008

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) selected Matthew Welbes as its new executive director.

In his new position, Welbes will be accountable for providing executive leadership and continuity for the day-to-day administration and operation of the full range of FTA's responsibilities. He will work with the Administrator and Deputy Administrator to define the agency's role, structure and strategies, and speak and act on behalf of the Administrator and Deputy Administrator on matters relating to policy interpretation and application and program operations.

Additionally, Welbes will be responsible for leading the agency's Executive Management Team in planning and establishing FTA's program policies, objectives and priorities, and advancing the agency's initiatives to enhance organizational excellence.

Welbes previously served as a senior advisor in the Office of the Administrator.

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