Meera Joshi: Deputy Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, DOT

Previously, she was Chair and CEO of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, the nation’s largest for-hire transportation regulator.

President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Meera Joshi,  an attorney with over 16 years of experience leading government oversight agencies, for the key job on April 14, 2021.

She had been working as the Deputy Administrator and senior official of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration since Biden’s January 20, 2021 inauguration.

Earlier, she was Chair and CEO of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, the nation’s largest for-hire transportation regulator where she spearheaded novel Vision Zero campaigns using data tools to keep high risk drivers and unsafe vehicles off the road.

She also led landmark policy, including establishing robust open transportation data standards for app based providers; enacting the nation’s first for-hire driver pay protection program and providing broad access to for-hire transportation for passengers who use wheelchairs.

Prior to transportation regulation, Joshi was the Inspector General for New York City’s Department of Corrections, responsible for investigation of corruption and criminality at all levels of New York City’s jail operations.

She also worked as the First Deputy Executive Director of New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, leading investigations of police misconduct.

In addition to her government positions, Joshi served as General Manager for the New York Office of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, and was a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy.

Joshi was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a BA and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Read more on Meera Joshi:

Biden names Meera Joshi, Radhika Fox for key jobs (April 15, 2021)

Head of New York City Taxi Commission Meera Joshi to step down (January 8, 2019)

Meera Joshi’s campaign to give benefits to out of work cabbies continues as NYC’s TLC Commissioner (April 21, 2014)

 

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