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
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.