United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation
Seal of the Department
Flag of the Deputy Secretary
Incumbent
Polly Trottenberg

since April 14, 2021
United States Department of Transportation
StyleMadam Deputy Secretary
Member ofCabinet
Reports toSecretary of Transportation
SeatWashington, D.C.
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
49 U.S.C. § 102
First holderDarrell M. Trent
SalaryExecutive Schedule, level II
Websitewww.transportation.gov

The deputy secretary of transportation advises and assists the secretary of transportation in the supervision and direction of the Department of Transportation (DOT). The deputy secretary would succeed the secretary in his or her absence, sickness, or unavailability.

List of deputy secretaries of transportation

# Name Term began Term ended President served
1 Darrell M. Trent 1981 1983 Ronald Reagan
2 James H. Burnley IV 1983 December 3, 1987
3 Mimi Weyforth Dawson December 3, 1987 January 20, 1989
4 Elaine Chao April 18, 1989 October 8, 1991 George H. W. Bush
5 James B. Busey IV November 25, 1991 1992
6 Mortimer L. Downey 1993 2001 Bill Clinton
7 Michael Peter Jackson May 5, 2001 August 28, 2003 George W. Bush
8 Maria Cino May 6, 2005 March 3, 2007
9 Thomas J. Barrett June 1, 2007 May 1, 2009 George W. Bush
Barack Obama
10 John Porcari June 1, 2009 December 27, 2013 Barack Obama
Victor Mendez (acting) December 27, 2013 July 24, 2014
11 Victor Mendez July 24, 2014 January 20, 2017
12 Jeffrey A. Rosen May 18, 2017 May 21, 2019 Donald Trump
Steven G. Bradbury (performing the duties of) September 10, 2019 January 20, 2021
13 Polly Trottenberg April 14, 2021 Incumbent Joe Biden

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