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FMCSA's Ferro Stepping Down in August

Friday, July 25, 2014  
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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro is leaving her job in August at the Department of Transportation to become president and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

"It is with great disappointment that I announce that Anne Ferro, our Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator, will be leaving DOT," said DOT head Anthony Foxx. "Anne has been a true leader in safety throughout her time at DOT and has become a trusted advisor and friend to me during my time as Secretary.

"Under Anne’s leadership, FMCSA has ushered in a new culture of safety into the commercial bus and trucking industries. She has made it more difficult for companies that jeopardize the public’s well-being to stay in business and easier for consumers to make informed choices when choosing a shipper or buying a bus ticket. From making it easier for veterans to get jobs as commercial drivers, to shutting down more than 100 dangerous bus companies last year alone, the initiatives Anne has championed will continue to increase safety for travelers on our roads for years to come. It is a legacy we are proud to continue. In addition, Anne’s infectious enthusiasm for our work and our people has made DOT an even better place to work.

"On behalf of the entire Department and Administration, I want to thank Anne for her extraordinary tenure of service and wish her and her family well as she embarks on the next chapter of her career."

Ferro told her staff today in an e-mail, "It has been my greatest privilege to serve side-by-side with you to advance FMCSA’s life saving mission. ... While the opportunity to assume this position at AAMVA is another personal dream come true, no job can match the immense honor I have had serving President Obama, and Secretaries Foxx and LaHood with you -- the dedicated individuals who persevere every day to make safe transportation a reality for all of us. Together, we have made a difference for countless families across the country by raising the bar for safety in motor carrier operations."