Thomas Littleton is the Associate Administrator for Safety and Oversight at the Federal Transit Administration in Washington, D.C.
The FTA Office of Safety and Oversight administers a national transit safety program and monitors program compliance to ensure safe, reliable, and equitable transit service that complies with FTA policy and regulatory requirements. The FTA Office of Safety and Oversight implements and oversees safety and security standards for all modes of transit in the United States.
Tom joined the FTA from the Federal Aviation Administration where he led their accident investigation division, responsible for more than 3,000 investigations worldwide each year. This position leverages Tomís extensive background in Safety Management System operations to usher in a new era of transit safety.
He is a retired United States Air Force fighter pilot and commander. Following retirement from the Air Force, Tom worked extensively in the aerospace industry as a test pilot and private military contractor while pursuing a PhD in Business Administration.