Deputy Secretary of Transportation
John D. Porcari has served as the 19th United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation since June 1, 2009.
As Deputy Secretary, Porcari is the Department of Transportation’s chief operating officer with responsibility for day-to-day operations of the 10 modal administrations and the work of more than 55,000 DOT employees nationwide and overseas. Porcari is focused on transportation’s key role in economic development and providing the foundation for America’s future prosperity.
Before becoming Deputy Secretary, Porcari served twice as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation from, January 2007 to June 2009 and between 1999 and 2003. As MDDOT Secretary, Porcari was responsible for an integrated, multi-modal, statewide transportation system that included highways, transit, the Port of Baltimore, Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, a statewide general aviation system, Maryland’s toll authority and its Motor Vehicle Administration.
Between 2003 and 2007, Porcari served as vice president for administrative affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park. He previously served as Deputy Secretary of Transportation for Maryland and as Assistant Secretary for Economic Development Policy at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Prior to his positions in the state government, he served as vice president of a civil engineering and land use consulting firm and at the local government level.
Porcari received his B.A. degree from the University of Dayton and his Master of Public Administration from the Rockefeller College, State University of New York at Albany. John, his wife Heidi, and their five children live in Cheverly, Maryland.