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Deputy Administrator

Bill Bronrott

Bill Bronrott is the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

As Deputy Administrator, Mr. Bronrott serves as Administrator Anne Ferro’s right hand to lead a staff of over 1100 FMCSA employees across the nation and to direct more than $300 million in Federal grants to states for truck and bus safety programs. He works directly with staff and commercial vehicle safety stakeholders to galvanize support for FMCSA’s core mission of saving lives by preventing crashes involving large trucks and buses.

Mr. Bronrott helps the Agency carry out commercial vehicle safety provisions of the Federal surface transportation program known as Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (or MAP-21), which includes an aggressive safety agenda of 29 new rulemakings and 24 program enhancements.

Mr. Bronrott plays a pivotal role in overseeing the Agency’s communications, educational outreach, and enforcement initiatives. During his tenure, he has served as a strong advocate for driver health and wellness and advanced initiatives to better inform travelers and consumers about safety—encouraging bus travelers to “Look Before You Book” and equipping household goods consumers with information to “Protect Your Move.” He has also spearheaded the use of new technology such as mobile applications and social media tools, resulting in the launch of a free, easy-to-use “SaferBus” mobile app and an FMCSA Facebook page.


Mr. Bronrott has dedicated his career to transportation and public health and safety issues. Prior to his FMCSA appointment, he served as an elected member of the Maryland General Assembly where he was a leading voice for sustainable, transit-oriented and safe communities, and highly recognized leader in passage of a wide range of traffic safety measures.

Mr. Bronrott began his career as a top aide to U.S. Congressman Michael D. Barnes of Maryland. During that time on Capitol Hill, Mr. Bronrott helped launch the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) movement and the war on drunk driving.

Updated: Monday, February 9, 2015