Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy of Transportation
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Carlos Monje[1]

since July 7, 2021
United States Department of Transportation
Reports toSecretary of Transportation
Deputy Secretary of Transportation
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
49 U.S.C. § 102
SalaryExecutive Schedule, level II5 U.S.C. § 5313

The Under Secretary Transportation for Policy is a position within the United States Department of Transportation. The Under Secretary serves as an advisor to the United States Secretary of Transportation and Deputy Secretary of Transportation on matters of transportation policy.[2][3][4]

From July 2019 to January 2021, Joel Szabat served as acting Under Secretary, succeeding Derek Kan.[5] He left office on January 20, 2021.

Carlos Monje is the current Under Secretary, having been confirmed by the US senate on June 24, 2021 by voice vote.[6] He was sworn into office by Secretary Pete Buttigieg on July 7, 2021.[7]


  1. ^ https://www.transportation.gov/mission/meet-key-officials
  2. ^ "Acting Under Secretary for Transportation Policy | US Department of Transportation". www.transportation.gov. Retrieved 2020-08-25.
  3. ^ "Office of the Under Secretary for Policy | US Department of Transportation". www.transportation.gov. Retrieved 2020-08-25.
  4. ^ "49 CFR § 1.24 - Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy". LII / Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 2020-08-25.
  5. ^ "Joel Szabat Nominated for Senior USDOT Role". Transport Topics. 2020-04-30. Retrieved 2020-08-25.
  6. ^ "PN437 - Nomination of Carlos Alberto Monje Jr for Department of Transportation, 117th Congress (2021-2022)". www.congress.gov. 2021-06-16. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  7. ^ @USDOT. ""We're proud to welcome Carlos Monje Jr. in his new role as Under Secretary of Transportation. Congrats, Carlos"". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-07-07.