Karen J. Rae, a transportation executive with nearly 30 years’ state and regional experience, has been named the Federal Railroad Administration’s Deputy Administrator.
Rae is currently Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning of the New York State DOT, a post she has held since June 2007, with responsibility for rail, aviation, and public transportation. Prior to that, she was Deputy Secretary for Local and Area Transportation at PennDOT, and Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. Active in the American Public Transportation Association, she has been co-chair of APTA’s Legislative Commuter and Intercity Rail Subcommittee. Rae holds a B.S. in Education from East Stroudsburg State College, Pennsylvania.