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Mark Bechtel

FTA Region 7 Acting Regional Administrator

Mark Bechtel joined FTA in 1999. During his tenure with the Region 7 Office, Mr. Bechtel has served in several roles, including Community Planner, Planning Director, and, since 2017, Deputy Regional Administrator.  

Prior to that, he worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Planning Office, administering transit programs, including serving as  KDOT’s Kansas Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Mr. Bechtel began his public service career working at Wichita, Kansas’ Sedgwick County Metropolitan Planning Department. 

Mr. Bechtel, who resides in Overland Park, Kansas, with his wife Laura, continues to be multi-modal by commuting to the office by a combination of walking/jogging and taking the bus every day.

Mark Bechtel: FTA Region 7 Acting Regional Administrator