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12/5/2016



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APTA hires Ford as chief counsel


The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has named Linda Ford chief counsel.

Ford, currently the associate administrator of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Office of Civil Rights, will begin her new post on Jan. 9.

She joined the FTA in 2005, serving as assistant chief counsel for the Legislation and Regulations Division in the Chief Counsel's Office, and senior adviser to the administrator before assuming her current post.

Previously, Ford served as a senior attorney in the Office of Regulation and Enforcement, Department of Transportation Office of the General Counsel.

Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., in 2001, Ford was an environmental law judge for the Office of Environmental Adjudication in Indianapolis. She also was a deputy attorney general handling environmental litigation for the Indiana Attorney General's Office and an attorney for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.



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