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Office of the Secretary

Sarah Feinberg

Chief of Staff

Sarah Feinberg joined the Department in September 2013 to serve as the department’s Chief of Staff. In this role, Feinberg provides strategic advice and counsel to the Secretary regarding operational and legislative initiatives across all modes of transportation. One of Feinberg’s key priorities is to lead the effort on the Department and Secretary’s $302 billion surface transportation reauthorization plan.

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The Office of the Secretary (OST) formulates national transportation policy; prepares needed transportation legislation; helps negotiate and implement international transportation agreements; assures the fitness of U.S. airlines and enforces airline consumer protection regulations. It also issues regulations to prevent alcohol and illegal drug misuse in transportation systems; assures lack of discrimination against people with disabilities; promotes intermodal transportation; issues licenses for commercial expendable space launch vehicle operations and encourages minority enterprises in transportation.

Office of the Secretary

The Office of the Secretary (OST) oversees the formulation of national transportation policy and promotes intermodal transportation. Other responsibilities range from negotiation and implementation of international transportation agreements, assuring the fitness of US airlines, enforcing airline consumer protection regulations, issuance of regulations to prevent alcohol and illegal drug misuse in transportation systems and preparing transportation legislation.