Acting Associate Administrator for Transit Safety and Oversight and Chief Safety Officer
Gail Lyssy is FTA’s Acting Associate Administrator for Transit Safety and Oversight. Previously she served as Regional Administrator for FTA’s Region 6 Office.
Ms. Lyssy has over 35 years of experience in the transportation industry. She joined FTA Region 6 in 1996 as the Regional Engineer, was promoted to Director of Program Management and Oversight in 2005, Deputy Regional Administrator in 2014 and Regional Administrator in 2020. She has received numerous awards for her contributions, including the USDOT Secretary’s Award for Excellence, as well as numerous USDOT Secretary’s Partnering for Excellence and Team Awards for her efforts in support of emergency response and other multimodal efforts.
Prior to joining FTA, Ms. Lyssy was the Director of Transportation for a transportation engineering consulting firm in Dallas. A native Texan, Ms. Lyssy received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and is a registered Professional Engineer.