Federal Highway Administration, Office of Transportation Management
Valerie Briggs was appointed as director of Office of Transportation Management for the Federal Highway Administration in 2018. In this capacity, she provides national leadership for advancing the operations of metropolitan, rural, and statewide surface transportation systems to enhance mobility, efficiency, productivity, and safety.
Prior to her appointment, Briggs served as director of the National Highway Institute, the training and education arm of FHWA. She focused on increasing accessibility of NHI’s curriculum of training products, spanning the full range of highway transportation needs, for the organization’s thousands of federal, state, local, tribal, and private-sector customers and partners.
Briggs also led efforts to advance the next generation of transportation technologies as a team leader within the USDOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO). She joined USDOT in 2007 from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, where she was the association’s first permanent program manager for operations.