New DOT Line-up to Support Administration's Initiatives

April 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation plans to create new top-level roles and reshuffle other positions, according to a report in The realignment is intended to put senior staff in charge of the president's initiatives.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao's new line-up looks like this:

  • DOT chief of staff Michael Britt will be senior adviser for FAA modernization. Britt will serve as DOT's lead with the White House and FAA.
  • James Ray will be a senior adviser on infrastructure. Ray, now a principal at KPMG and a former acting administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, will work with the administration to put together Trump's infrastructure package. 
  • Geoff Burr, a former lobbyist for Associated Builders and Contractors, will be acting chief of staff.
  • Matt Kopko will be counselor to the deputy secretary and brings experience in infrastructure and public-private partnerships.