President Bush to nominate Jamison for FRA Administrator slot

President Bush is expected to nominate Robert Jamison as Federal Railroad Administrator. Jamison is now serving as the Acting FRA Adminstrator, replacing Betty Monro, who in December retired from the FRA's top spot. He will become the Administrator if approved by the Senate.

Prior to his appointment as Acting Administrator, Jamison served as the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Jamison has more than 15 years experience in domestic and international corporate planning, operations, and management. He came to FTA from the American Red Cross, where he served as an operations manager from 1997 to 1999, when he became Senior Operations Officer, with responsibilities for managing a $2.5 billion budget and a 33,000-employee nonprofit organization. His management experience also includes 13 years at United Parcel Service, where he had many roles ranging from operations supervision, to oversight of investment in foreign operation infrastructure, to management of systems and infrastructure in the Washington metropolitan area for the $30 billion company.

As deputy administrator, Jamison led the operations of the 170-person, 10-region field staff that administers the $6 billion FTA programs.

Jamison is a 1987 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Memphis.

During his time at the FTA, Jamison has dealt with the issue of transit security, among other issues. The BLET hopes that this experience will help Jamison to address the rail security issue more fully than the previous FRA administration.

"I look forward to a harmonious working relationship with Mr. Jamison," BLET National President Don Hahs said.



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