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Acting Administrator for the Federal Transit Administration.

Biography

The following section is from the Federal Transit Administration website updated 26 July 2016.

Carolyn Flowers is currently the Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). She joined FTA as Senior Advisor in January 2015 and was appointed FTA Deputy Administrator on April 18, 2016. In this role, Ms. Flowers will be carrying out the functions and duties of the position of Administrator.

Ms. Flowers leads a staff of more than 500 in the Washington, D.C. headquarters office and 10 regional offices throughout the United States, and implementing an annual budget of over $10 billion. Ms. Flowers’ decades-long career serving in public transit provides the FTA invaluable insight and guidance for delivering its programs, policies and initiatives.

Prior to joining FTA, Ms. Flowers served as Chief Executive Officer/Director of Public Transit for the Charlotte Area Transit System, where she was responsible for countywide bus and rail transit planning and management. She began her career in public transportation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) in 1993 and for nineteen years served in many capacities in budget, administration and operations at LACMTA. Her last position at LACMTA was as the Chief Operations Officer with responsibility for managing bus operations and Freeway Service Patrol.

Ms. Flowers earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Management. She has served on a number of professional boards, including co-chairing the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Reauthorization Task Force, and has received a number of awards for her commitment to advancing public transportation nationwide. She participated in a 2005 international study project for the National Association of Sciences, sponsored by the Eno Foundation for Transportation Studies, as well as the executive development program sponsored by the Eno Center for Transit Leadership.


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
27 June 2016Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area ReformFederal Register: FHWA/FTA (Gregory G. Nadeau & Carolyn Flowers)
1 August 2016Bus Testing: Establishment of Performance Standards, a Bus Model Scoring System, a Pass/Fail Standard and Other Program UpdatesFederal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
1 August 2016Fiscal Year 2015 Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment (LoNo) ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
7 September 2016Announcement of Fiscal Year 2016 Low or No Emission Grant Program Project SelectionsFederal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
23 September 2016Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area ReformFederal Register: FHWA/FTA (Gregory G. Nadeau & Carolyn Flowers)
29 September 2016FY16 Discretionary Funding Opportunity: Low or No Emission Component Assessment Program (LoNo-CAP)Federal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
12 October 2016Announcement of Fiscal Year 2016 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program Project SelectionsFederal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
28 November 2016Private Enterprise ParticipationFederal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)
20 December 2016Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area ReformFederal Register: FHWA/FTA (Gregory G. Nadeau/Carolyn Flowers)
19 January 2017FY 2017 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit ProgramFederal Register: FTA (Carolyn Flowers)


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