- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
On October 12, 2015, Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau appointed Tony Furst to be Acting Executive Director of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). In this capacity, Mr. Furst manages the day-to-day operation of the Agency and a workforce of 2,900 transportation professionals. He advises the Administrator on programs and priorities for the $40 billion Federal highway program.
Since January 30, 2012, Mr. Furst has been the Associate Administrator of the FHWA’s Office of Safety where he leads an office that develops, deploys, and evaluates policies and programs to improve highway safety. FHWA’s Office of Safety advances the use of a data-driven, analytic approach for the deployment of safety countermeasures and for investments into research to develop new and innovative countermeasures. He ensures those efforts fully integrate with safety initiatives within the U.S. Department of Transportation and builds partnerships with those throughout the industry who share the mission of improving highway safety.
Previously, Tony led FHWA’s Office of Freight Management and Operations from 2003-2012 where he directed the development of freight policy, provided data analysis and decision-support tools regarding goods movement, and developed professional capacity-building programs and training for freight professionals. Mr. Furst has also held positions in the U.S. Department of Transportation with the Maritime Administration, the Transportation Security Administration and the Office of the Secretary.
Mr. Furst is a retired officer of the U.S. Coast Guard. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.Return to top