Anne Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), has submitted her letter of resignation to U. S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
She will be leaving the agency towards the end of August to take on a new role as President and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
Foxx’s response to the news was disappointment, followed by praise and a summary of Ferro’s accomplishments at the FMCSA: “… 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…”