Transportation Team Lead


Seth Harris is a member of the Obama-Biden Transition Project’s Agency Review Working Group responsible for overseeing review of the transportation agencies.

Department of Transportation Review Team Leads

Mortimer Downey is a self-employed transportation consultant doing business as Mort Downey Consulting, LLC and serves as the Chairman of PB Consult, Inc. Downey served for eight years as the Deputy Secretary of Transportation under President Clinton, and was an Assistant Secretary of Transportation during the Carter Administration. He has also been the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Transportation Budget Analyst for the House of Representatives Budget Committee and held various planning positions at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Jane Garvey is the Head of the U.S. Public/Private Partnerships at JPMorgan. In this role Garvey advises states on financing strategies to accelerate project delivery for governments. Garvey was the 14th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate in August 1997. Prior to becoming FAA Administrator, Garvey was Acting Administrator and previously Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Garvey serves on several corporate boards and non-profit organizations and commissions related to the transportation community.

Michael Huerta is Group President of ACS Transportation Solutions, a company that provides technology solutions for collecting revenue, enhancing safety and promoting security for the transportation industry. From 1993 to 1998, Huerta served in senior positions at the Department of Transportation (DOT), as Chief of Staff to Secretary Rodney E. Slater and as Associate Deputy Secretary of Transportation under Secretary Federico Peña. Previously, Huerta served as the Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco and Commissioner of the City of New York Department of Ports, International Trade and Commerce.

Federal Maritime Commission Review Team Lead

John Cullather has worked for the House of Representatives for over 31 years, specializing in Coast Guard and maritime transportation policy. He has worked on the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries and on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Since 1995, Cullather has been the Democratic Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.

NTSB Review Team Lead

Carol Carmody currently works as a consultant in international aviation and aviation safety. In 2000 she was appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate to a five-year term on the National Transportation Safety Board. Before serving on the Safety Board, she was the U.S. Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization, a UN body to which she was appointed by President Clinton in 1994. Other government service includes six years as professional aviation staff on the Senate Commerce Committee, 11 years at the Federal Aviation Administration, and three years at the Central Intelligence Agency.

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