Raymond Martinez Begins Tenure as New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao swears in Raymond P. Martinez as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. From left: Raymond Martinez, his wife Marin Gibson and Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Photo credit: USDOT
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today swore in Raymond P. Martinez as the sixth Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
“Ray’s years of experience promoting traffic safety at the state level, as well as his knowledge of the commercial motor vehicle industry, will help FMCSA fulfill its critical mission of improving truck and bus safety,” said Secretary Chao.
Martinez most recently served eight years as the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Chairman and Chief Administrator where he oversaw the agency’s 2,500 employees and a $330 million annual operating budget with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Martinez advised the governor and state legislature on all areas of motor vehicle transportation and traffic safety and was responsible for developing the agency’s regulatory and legislative agenda and all project prioritization.
“It's an honor and privilege to serve my fellow Americans in this capacity and, under Secretary Chao's leadership, I look forward to working with all commercial vehicle stakeholders to effectively reduce the number of truck and bus crashes on our nation’s roads,” said Martinez.
Martinez is a former Commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, and also served at the U.S. Department of State.