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FMCSA names Meera Joshi acting administrator

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Washington — Meera Joshi has been appointed deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Department of Transportation announced Jan. 21.

Joshi takes over for Wiley Deck, who had been FMCSA’s deputy administrator since acting administrator Jim Mullen left the agency in August.

According to FMCSA, Joshi most recently served as general manager of the New York office of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants and was a visiting scholar at the New York University Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management. Previously, Joshi served as chief regulator of New York City’s for-hire vehicle industry and as an executive manager in city agencies charged with oversight of the New York City Police Department and Department of Corrections.

FMCSA hasn’t had a permanent administrator since Raymond Martinez stepped down in October 2019. Before Deck assumed an acting role in August, Jim Mullen succeeded Martinez, also on an acting basis.

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