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Office Leadership

Joseph P.DeLorenzo, Associate Administrator for Transit Safety and OversightJoe DeLorenzo, Associate Administrator for Transit Safety and Oversight and Chief Safety Officer

Joseph "Joe" DeLorenzo is FTA’s Associate Administrator for Transit Safety and Oversight and Chief Safety Officer. The FTA Office of Transit Safety and Oversight administers a national transit safety program and monitors program compliance to ensure safe, reliable and equitable transit service in accordance with FTA policy and regulatory requirements. The office implements and oversees safety standards for all modes of public transit in the United States.

Before joining FTA, Mr. DeLorenzo served as the Acting Associate Administrator for Enforcement for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Agency’s Director of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance, where he was responsible for policy and program development for the Agency’s enforcement and compliance program.  

Mr. DeLorenzo comes to the FTA with more than 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. Mr. DeLorenzo's career includes over 15 years of in-field experience that extends to managing training and education related to Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety and Security as Director of FMCSA’s National Training Center. In that role, he was responsible for a wide range of Commercial Vehicle Safety training for Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies in the areas of Commercial Motor Vehicle and Hazardous Materials Safety and Security, Criminal Interdiction and professional development. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Sociology and a Master’s in Public Policy and Management.

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 20 years of Federal, public transportation provider and consulting experience in Federal Safety programs, transportation workforce development, transit service planning, transit operations, special project implementation and change management. She joined the Federal Transit Administration in 2010. 

In 2012, she joined the FTA Safety Program implementation team. Since 2013 has served as the Deputy Associate Administrator in FTA’s Office of Transit Safety and Oversight, where she oversees Federal transit safety programs and grants compliance oversight. From 2016 to 2017, Angela served as Director of the FTA Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Safety Oversight Team, which provided temporary and direct federal oversight of the WMATA Metrorail system. As Director, she led a multidisciplinary team of inspectors, auditors and investigators.

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.


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Last updated: Thursday, February 24, 2022