Obama nominates new transportation administrators

President Barack Obama has nominated new administrators for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration, the White House has announced.

Marie Therese Dominguez, an Assistant Secretary at the Defence Department who has worked at the Transportation Department and National Transportation Safety Board, will be nominated as head of PHMSA.

Sarah Feinberg, a former White House adviser, will be nominated as head of the Federal Railroad Administration.

Both positions require confirmation from the Senate.

The top posts at both of the Department of Transportation (DOT) agencies have been vacant for months, even through high-profile disasters involving oil trains, Amtrak, oil pipelines, rapid transit and other forms of transportation.

Dominguez has worked since 2013 as the principal deputy assistant secretary of the army for civil works, the No. 2 official at the Army Corps of Engineers. She previously worked at agencies such as the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration and the United States Postal Service.

Cynthia Quartermann left the PHMSA post in October.

Edited from various sources by Elizabeth Corner

Sources: ReutersThe Hill

Published on 01/06/2015

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