FTA Region 3 Administrator
Terry Garcia Crews joined FTA in February 2015 as the Region 3 Administrator. In that role, she oversees federal funding and has oversight responsibility for grant development and program management in support of transit agencies in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, working with 26 staff in two offices in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC.
Prior to joining FTA, Ms. Garcia Crews served as chief executive officer for several transportation agencies. She managed Metro in Cincinnati, including a 356-bus fleet and a workforce of 828, and led transit systems in Austin, Texas; Lexington, Kentucky; Poughkeepsie, New York; and Tucson, Arizona.
Before joining the public sector, she worked in the banking industry, which established a foundation for bottom line expectations and garnering a solid return on investment on projects and services. As a national transportation consultant, she assisted clients nationwide and formulated strategic plans and public awareness programs.
A recognized leader in the transit industry, she has been involved with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), chairing the Mid-Size Bus Operations Committee, participating in APTA's Workforce Development Program as a national mentor, and serving as a member of several other committees and the board of directors. She also has been involved with the Transit Cooperative Research Program and served on the project oversight and selection committee.
Ms. Garcia Crews has a Bachelor's of Science in business administration and a double major in finance and marketing.