May 29, 2015

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Nomination of Sarah Feinberg as FRA Administrator

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“The President has made a strong choice in nominating Sarah Feinberg as Administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration. Sarah’s ability to execute, her judgment and her communications skills are unparalleled, and much needed as issues like rail safety and capacity take center stage in the national debate on infrastructure investment. Sarah served as my deputy when I was chief of staff for the President – she’s a quick study and demonstrated her capacity to learn the complex ins and outs of any subject, both at the White House and again when she was Chief of Staff for the Department of Transportation. For Chicago, the freight rail hub of the country, this is an important move. We are looking forward to working with Sarah to strengthen rail safety and to advance investments in freight infrastructure.”