Deputy Assistant Secretary
Felicia James is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Prior to joining the Office of the Under Secretary, she served as the Associate Administrator for FTA's Office of Planning and Environment, providing executive direction to all FTA activities relating to transit and transportation planning and environment while also leading FTA’s $4 billion Capital Investment Grants Program.
James previously worked as the Program/Policy Development Team Leader and Manager in the Office of Project Development and Environmental Review at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), where she directed oversight for the development of environmental policy and programs and research funds. James also served as a Deputy Director/Division Chief with the Maryland State Highway Administration where she managed $5.4 billion of the six-year Consolidated Transportation Program and oversaw major capital and system preservation highway programs in the annual Statewide Planning and Research Program and the State Transportation Improvement Program. James also served as Assistant Division Chief and project manager for the Maryland State Highway Administration. James graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University.