FTA Announces Veronica Vanterpool as Deputy Administrator

Published on: May 15, 2022

This week, FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez announced the appointment of Veronica Vanterpool as Deputy Administrator. Vanterpool has served as Senior Advisor in the FTA Office of the Administrator since August 2021.

In her role as Senior Advisor, Vanterpool coordinated and provided executive direction on the agency’s work on climate change, equity, innovation, safety and workforce development – areas of focus for the FTA and Biden-Harris Administration. Additionally, she:

  • provided oversight and guidance for the development of FTA’s first Strategic Plan published in more than 20 years;
  • led FTA’s first-ever listening session series on Transit Oriented Development; and
  • serves as the agency’s representative on groups such as the White House Interagency Policy Council Puerto Rico Working Group and the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation.

Prior to joining FTA, Vanterpool served as the first Chief Innovation Officer at Delaware Transit Corporation, assuming that position after 15 years of transportation leadership roles in the New York metro region. She is the former deputy director of the national Vision Zero Network and executive director of the New York City-based Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

Vanterpool was nominated by former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where she served from 2016 to 2019 on five committees while also chairing the board’s paratransit working group.

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