October 28, 2015

Manchin Applauds Confirmation of West Virginia Native Sarah Feinberg as Railroad Administrator

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the Senate’s confirmation of West Virginia native Sarah Feinberg to be the permanent Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Feinberg has been serving as the Acting Administrator of the FRA since January 9, 2015. In that role, Feinberg has led the FRA through a challenging year that has included multiple high profile accidents, including the February 16th train derailment outside Mount Carbon, West Virginia.

“I am so pleased that the Senate voted today to confirm Sarah Feinberg as the Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration,” Senator Manchin said.  “As a native West Virginian, she has the same pragmatic approach to problem solving that you see in West Virginia every day, and I was impressed by her effective and efficient response to the Mount Carbon derailment in February. It gave me faith in her ability not just to lead, but to listen to the people we’re here to serve. I truly believe that her experience as a leader and problem solver, along with her willingness to tackle difficult issues and engage stakeholders about realistic solutions, will be an asset to the FRA and the entire Department of Transportation.”

To watch a YouTube video of Senator Manchin delivering remarks on the Senate floor in support of Sarah Feinberg, please click here.