Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation
As the Associate Administrator for FTA’s Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation since 2008, Vincent Valdes leads a group of program managers, transportation specialists and engineers who work on FTA’s critical transit research program. The program provides a forum for transit research at the national level and facilitates the development of innovative transit practices and technologies to support national public transportation.
Throughout his career in the public and private sectors, Mr. Valdes has led work in various fields including engineering, transportation research, urban and regional planning, neighborhood economic development, environmental protection, and international development.
Mr. Valdes graduated with a degree in Engineering from Boston University and received a Master’s of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University.