FMCSA’s Darling Gets Title Change

March 31, 2015

By David Cullen

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Photo: FMCSA
Photo: FMCSA

Acting Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration since the departure last August of FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, T.F. Scott Darling III  will continue in that role but will no longer be titled Acting Administrator, per a statement released to HDT by the Office of the Secretary of Transportation.

“In regards to his acting title ending, Secretary Foxx has delegated Scott Darling, the Chief Counsel of FMCSA, the responsibility for performing the duties of the FMCSA Administrator,” stated DOT. “Thus, consistent with the Vacancies Act, he will continue to perform the duties of the Administrator but will no longer be referred to as the Acting Administrator.”

For a person to officially serve as FMCSA Administrator, he or she must be nominated for the position by the president and confirmed to hold it by the Senate.

Darling was appointed the agency’s Chief Counsel in September, 2012, by President Obama.

Prior to joining FMCSA, he held the posts of Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant General Counsel at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the public transit agency serving the greater Boston area. Darling also served previously as the MBTA's Environmental and Land Use Counsel as well as its Privacy Administrator. 

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