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FMCSA's Chief Counsel Scott Darling named acting administrator

Outgoing FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro said Friday current deputy Administrator Bill Bronrott will also be leaving the agency.

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WASHINGTON — Scott Darling has been appointed acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Outgoing Administrator Anne Ferro made the announcement in a “best wishes” e-mail to agency personnel Friday morning.

Darling currently serves as chief counsel at the agency.

 “I know that Scott will provide seamless leadership with integrity, intelligence and a commitment to engage our employees and stakeholders to meet our lifesaving mission,” Ferro, whose official day is Sunday, said.

Ferro also announced that current Deputy Administrator Bill Bronrott will leave the agency by the end of the year.

“I also want to thank my trusted ‘right hand’ over these years, Deputy Administrator Bronrott, for his leadership, dedication and tireless efforts to keep an ever-vigilant focus on safety as our North Star,” Ferro said. “He has certainly given it his all and we as a nation are safer for his valuable contributions to this agency.

For the sake of continuity, Ferro said Bronottt had agreed to continue in his role as our deputy administrator under he leaves the agency.

“As my term as your administrator comes to a close this week, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your partnership in collectively raising the safety bar and saving lives over these past five years,” Ferro’s told agency employees said. “I will be forever grateful for the extraordinary opportunity I was given to lead our mission-driven agency and to serve with you.”

Darling was appointed to his position by President Barack Obama in September 2012.

He serves as counsel to the administrator and the agency's chief legal officer and oversees attorneys located both in FMCSA's headquarters and in the regional service centers.

Darling joined the FMCSA from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the public transit agency serving the greater Boston area, where he served as the deputy chief of staff and assistant general counsel. He also served previously as the MBTA's environmental and land use counsel as well as its privacy administrator.

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