LRIW President Hails Confirmation of Sarah Feinberg as FRA Administrator

Washington, Nov. 2, 2015League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) President Jodi Heldt applauded the Oct. 28, 2015, U.S. Senate confirmation of Sarah Feinberg as administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

“The League of Railway Industry Women congratulates Sarah Feinberg in her new role as FRA administrator. As only the second woman to lead the agency since it was established in 1966, Feinberg will have the tough but critical job of developing and enforcing rail safety regulations and administering federal grants to improve our nation’s rail infrastructure.

“We are delighted at the selection of Sarah Feinberg as the FRA Administrator,” Heldt continued. “Not only is she highly qualified for this position having served as DOT Chief of Staff and as Director of Corporate Communications at Facebook, she is also a great example of how women are taking a larger role in the progress of our industry. Given her knowledge of the rail industry, policy experience and communication skills, I expect she will be a role model for many in our industry, men and women alike.”

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The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) is dedicated to providing leadership and support for the personal and professional growth of women in railroading and railway-related business. Founded in 1997, the group’s primary mission is to create a forum within the rail industry that provides women with the opportunity to achieve a broader understanding of the railroad business. Learn more at