Official US Government Icon

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Secure Site Icon

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Find the Latest Information on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 at FTA's Coronavirus landing page.

United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Alexander J. Poirot

FTA Director of Government Affairs

Alex J. Poirot has served as FTA’s Director of Government Affairs since July 2019. Alex started with the Department of Transportation in February 2019 in the Governmental Affairs Office of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, focusing on transit and motor carrier issues.

Prior to joining the Department, Alex served as a top advisor to U.S. Congressman Rob Woodall, working on infrastructure, defense, energy, commerce, and veterans issues. The Congressman’s position on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee led Alex to play a role in several major reauthorization efforts, including the FAST Act, WRRDA, and the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. He grew up in Cumming, Georgia and is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia.

Headshot of Alexander J. Poirot, FTA Director of Government Affairs
Last updated: Monday, July 8, 2019