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WMATA Safety Oversight Team

Corey Walker headshotNOTE:  On March 18, 2019, FTA transferred direct safety oversight of WMATA Metrorail to the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.

Corey Walker is the Director of the FTA Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Safety Oversight Team, which provides temporary and direct federal oversight of the WMATA Metrorail system. As Director, he leads a team of multidisciplinary staff of inspectors, auditors and investigators to identify safety deficiencies, verify WMATA’s progress on implementing safety-related Corrective Action Plans and remedial actions, and assess whether WMATA is effectively carrying out its own critical maintenance, operations, and training programs.

Previously, Corey served as the General Engineer for FTA’s Region III, Washington, DC Metropolitan Office where he worked directly with WMATA and DC-area transit agencies. In that position, he coordinated and collaborated daily with FWSO, was responsible for overseeing WMATA’s Federally-funded capital projects, and ensured Federal investments were directed towards improving safety at WMATA.

Prior to his role in the DC Metro Office, Corey was a General Engineer in the Office of Capital Project Management in the FTA Office of Program Management for eight years, where he worked on the project management oversight program and developed the Buy America Audit program.

Corey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University and is a Professional Engineer licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Last updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2019