Senate confirms Amitabha Bose as Federal Railroad Administrator

Amitabha Bose
Amitabha Bose

Indian American expert has for nearly two decades worked to build a better, safer, and more sustainable transportation system.

US Senate has confirmed Amitabha Bose, an Indian American attorney and transportation policy advisor, to be the administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

Senate confirmed Bose, who was initially appointed by President Joe Biden as deputy administrator on January 22, 2021, by a vote of 68-29 on Jan 12. He held the same job during the Obama-Biden administration too.

The White House sent Bose’s nomination for elevation as administrator to the Senate on April 22, 2021.

Bose, according to his White House profile, has spent nearly two decades in public service working to build a better, safer, and more sustainable transportation system that provides opportunity to communities across the United States.

READ: Biden naming 4 Indian Americans to presidential body on AANHPI communities (December 21, 2021)

Bose’s leadership in senior-level roles at the US Department of Transportation and the FRA under two secretaries led to the passage of the FAST Act and MAP-21.

After arriving in the United States at age 5, Bose grew up in DeKalb County, Georgia. He served as deputy administrator, chief counsel and senior adviser to the agency during the Obama administration.

During those years, he guided the agency through the implementation of Positive Train Control, implementation and oversight of the $10 billion intercity passenger rail program, and alcohol and drug testing.

Throughout the Obama-Biden Administration, Bose also held positions in the Transportation Secretary’s office as Associate General Counsel and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs.

Before joining DOT, Bose worked for New Jersey Transit, New Jersey Department of Transportation, and US Congress as a transportation staffer.

He has been involved in some of the highest profile rail and transportation projects, including: the Northeast Corridor Gateway Program, California High- Speed Rail, Acela 2021 trainsets, and Liberty Corridor.

In addition to his decades in the public sector, he previously worked at HNTB, an infrastructure solutions firm, and advanced transportation and safety projects.

He served as board chair of the Coalition for the Northeast Corridor and on the New Jersey Restart and Recovery Advisory Council.

He has an AB from Columbia College, a MIA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a JD from the University of Georgia. He resides with his family in Arlington, Virginia.

One Comment

  1. Ghandi Bapoo

    @arun kumar did you write this trash??? do you bother to even read your own shite ever?? yeah, deshis are dumb as nails and illiterates even, but how much CHOOTIYA BANAANA can you pull off man?

    did this twerp of a liar aka lawyer work “to build a better, safer, and more sustainable transportation system” , you expect anyone to believe that bhenchodd???? respect ghandi, stop lying thru your a/r/s/e saala

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