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Office Leadership

Gail Lyssy, Acting Associate Administrator for Transit Safety and Oversight and Chief Safety OfficerGail Lyssy, 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.

Angela Dluger, Deputy Associate Administrator for Transit Safety and OversightAngela Dluger, Deputy Associate Administrator for Transit Safety and Oversight

Angela Dluger is a seasoned transportation professional with over 15 years of federal, public transportation provider and consulting experience in federal safety programs, transportation workforce development, transit service planning, transit operations, high-profile special project implementation and change management. She joined FTA in 2010 as FTA’s Audit Liaison with the US Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). In 2012, she joined the MAP-21 Safety Programs transition team and is now the Deputy Associate Administrator in FTA’s Office of Transit Safety and Oversight, where she oversees federal transit safety programs and grant compliance oversight. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Learn more about our Organization Structure.

Learn more about our Program Offices: Office of System SafetyOffice of Safety Review, and Office of Program Oversight.

Last updated: Tuesday, July 6, 2021