FTA Region 1 Administrator
Mary Beth Mello is the Regional Administrator for the Region I Office of FTA. She leads a multi-disciplinary staff in the development and delivery of the FTA’s capital, operating and planning programs and initiatives to complex and multi-modal transit systems in the six New England States. Ms. Mello also serves as the US DOT Secretary’s regional emergency transportation coordinator for New England, providing US DOT leadership during emergency incidents and events that affect transportation systems and infrastructure.
In addition to her responsibilities in Region I, Ms. Mello has been involved in a variety of special assignments during her FTA career on strategic planning, hiring and performance accountability matters. She has received numerous awards for her contributions, including the US DOT Secretary’s Gold Medal for her work on the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Futures Program to educate the future transportation workforce, and as a member of the Secretary’s Emergency Response Team. She has also received the USDOT Secretary’s Silver Medal, a Boston WTS Special Service Award, and the Intelligent Transportation Service Massachusetts Chapter’s Member of the Year Award.
Ms. Mello is a graduate of Smith College, where she received a bachelor's degree in urban studies. She also received a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in public management from Boston University.