United States: Amit Bose Announced as FRA Administrator

Amit Bose has been confirmed as the 15th Administrator of the United States Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

Currently serving as the Deputy Administrator, Bose will be the first person of South Asian descent to lead the FRA.

Bose has previously held positions at the New Jersey Department of Transportation, US Congress and the Department of Transportation and has worked on numerous safety, policy and regulatory matters.

As FRA Administrator Bose’s work will include leading safety regulatory oversight of more than 800 freight and passenger railroads, national rail policy, planning and environmental activities and financial assistance grant programmes.

He will also be in charge of distributing 66 billion USD (57.53bn euros) of funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) into improving the country’s freight and passenger rail network.

In addition to this unprecedented investment from the US government, the FRA will also receive an additional 36bn USD (31.38bn euros) over the next five years to support projects that improve rail safety, reliability, efficiency, resiliency, equity, and sustainability.

Amit Bose, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), said:

“It's an honour and privilege to serve Secretary Buttigieg and the Biden-Harris Administration.

“America’s railroads are an indispensable part of our transportation system and national economy. This is an exciting time to lead approximately 900 FRA employees as we seek to advance America’s second great rail revolution.”

 

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