Chao appoints deputy administrator for FRA

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Mathew Sturges
Federal Railroad Administration website
WASHINGTON — The Federal Railroad Administration's top leadership positions now appear fully staffed with the addition of Mathew Sturges as deputy administrator

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced in mid-April that Sturges would take on the deputy administrator's post effective immediately.

“I am excited to welcome Matt to the FRA executive team. He brings a wealth of Capitol Hill experience to FRA that will be an asset when dealing with some of the agency’s most pressing policy issues,” says FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory.

Sturges was the majority staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure committee. Before then, he was deputy staff director and held staff posts on the committee's Aviation subcommittee and was director of member services.

He was once deputy director of governmental affairs for the Republican National Committee and Republican-led organizations tied to the U.S. House.

Sturges is a Dublin, Ohio, native who lives in Virginia with his wife and children.

See the original news release online.
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