The White House said today that President Obama will nominate T.F. Scott Darling III, chief counsel and acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), to be the agency's administrator.
Darling was named acting administrator last August upon the resignation of Anne S. Ferro. He had been appointed chief counsel by President Obama in September 2012. He came to the agency from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the public transit agency serving the greater Boston area, where he served as the deputy chief of staff and assistant general counsel. The FMCSA, a subagency of the Department of Transportation, oversees motor carrier and bus safety.
"Through strong and effective management as Chief Counsel and Acting Administrator of FMCSA, Scott has already demonstrated his ability to lead the agency. He is committed to making our roads safer for motorists, passengers, and professional truck and bus drivers, and is constantly working with all sides to find solutions to challenges facing the industry and the motoring public," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement today.