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Flowers Named to Top FTA Post

DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that he has named FTA Senior Advisor Carolyn Flowers to succeed Acting Administrator Therese McMillan.

"Carolyn is someone with whom the people of FTA have worked closely during the past year," Foxx said in a statement. "She has been an essential part of FTA’s management team during that time and brings a wealth of knowledge to the agency from several decades of experience in the public transportation industry."

APTA Chair Valarie J. McCall and APTA President & CEO Michael Melaniphy lauded her appointment.

Prior to joining FTA, Flowers was chief executive officer of the Charlotte Area Transit System and served Los Angeles Metro in numerous capacities. For APTA, she previously served as an at-large director on the Board of Directors and co-chair of the Authorization Task Force.

McMillan stepped down April 1 following more than seven years with FTA. She has joined Los Angeles Metro as chief planning officer.

"I want to thank Therese for her profound contributions to improving public transportation and for sharing her passion and expertise with us." Foxx said. "She guided the FTA with a steady hand no matter the challenges. She will be missed, and we wish her the best as she returns home to California."
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