Brigid Hynes-Cherin: Regional Administrator for Region 3

Brigid Hynes-Cherin is Regional Administrator for Region 3. In this position she directs the planning, grant making and project management of the $1.9 billion in federal transit funds to the States of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia as well as the District of Columbia. This includes funding for the Dulles Airport extension as well design of two major capital investments in Maryland. For five years prior to this, she served as Regional Administrator in New York where she oversaw delivery funding to the States of New York and New Jersey and directed FTA's oversight of the construction of the two largest New Starts projects ever approved by FTA - Eastside Access and the Second Avenue Subway - as well as the design and wind-down of the New Jersey Transit Access to the Regionís Core (ARC).

Prior to becoming the Regional Administrator for Region 2, Brigid served as the Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment from August 2005 to January 2007 where she oversaw the planning and development of New Starts projects, as well as statewide and metropolitan planning and environmental assessments. From February 2004 to August 2005 she served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Budget and Policy.

Previously, Brigid served in the U.S. Department of Transportation as an attorney in the Office of the Secretary and the Federal Railroad Administration; as a community planner, and regional counsel for the FTA; and as regional administrator and western area director when FTA was known as the Urban Mass Transit Administration. In addition to her experience in the federal government, Brigid served one year as Executive Manager for External Affairs at the Bay Area Transit District and for seven years as the first executive director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, where she created the new agency and developed procedures to allocate over $700 million of flexible funding under ISTEA. Between 1999 and 2002, she was vice president for transportation planning at Parsons Transportation Group, providing advice and assistance to FTA grantees and potential grantees with regard to federal planning requirements and procedures. Brigid holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a major in Transportation, as well as a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University.


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