FTA Region 6 Regional Administrator
Gail Lyssy is the Regional Administrator for the Region 6 Office of the Federal Transit Administration. She is responsible for representing the FTA Administrator in Region 6, and leads a dedicated, professional staff responsible for planning, grant development, program management and oversight of FTA’s programs and initiatives in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
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.