Mort Downey

Mort Downey Consulting LLC

Mr. Downey served on the Transportation Policy Committee for the Obama Presidential campaign, and during the presidential transition was appointed as leader of the Department of Transportation Agency Review Team. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Mr. Downey held the position of U.S. deputy secretary of transportation for eight years, the longest serving individual in that post. He also served on the President’s Management Council, as Chairman of the National Science and Technology’s Committee on Technology, as a member of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Council and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). In a prior Administration he had served as an Assistant Secretary of the Department. Previously, Mr. Downey was for 12 years the executive director and chief financial officer of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). He has also worked at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, and at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.