Senate confirms Darling to head FMCSA

Served as “acting” administrator since 2014

Posted July 19, 2016

Nearly one year after President Obama’s nomination of T.F. Scott Darling, III to serve as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Senate officially confirmed the nomination on July 14, 2016. Darling was nominated by Obama in August 2015.

Darling has served as FMCSA’s acting administrator since Anne Ferro’s departure from the agency in August 2014. He first joined FMCSA in September 2012 upon his appointment by the President as Chief Counsel.

Prior to joining FMCSA, Darling served as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant General Counsel at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the public transit agency serving the greater Boston area. He also served previously as the MBTA's Environmental and Land Use Counsel as well as its Privacy Administrator. Prior to joining the MBTA, Darling provided counsel to a number of public and private sector clients on transportation, land-use, housing, and environmental issues.


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