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Mr. James S. Simpson Jr.


Federal Transit

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Federal Transit

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20590

United States

Company Description

FTA is the federal agency that helps cities and communities nationwide provide mobility to their citizens. Through its grant programs, FTA provides financial & planning assistance to help plan, build, & operate rail, bus & paratransit systems. The agency ... more

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Background Information

Employment History



Texas Animal Nutrition Council


Board Member
Regional Plan Association


Greater Williamston Business Association

Board Member
Long Island Rail Road

Lifetime Member
National Business Honor Society

Lifetime Member
National Honor Society of Economics

Chair of the Board of Directors

Princeton Council

Board Member
Motor Vehicle Commission

Board Member
Metro Limited

Board Member
Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Board Member
New York State Job Development Authority Board


Bachelor of Science degree

St. John's University

bachelorâ€s degree

managerial science and economics

St. Johnâ€s University

Web References (200 Total References)

Victory Worldwide | Our Company [cached]

James S. Simpson Chairman

Jim Simpson became a valuable addition to the company, working full time while attending St. John's University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree. While in school, Jim worked as a packer, van foreman and long haul tractor-trailer driver and salesperson. Upon graduating, Jim began a career as a national account sales manager and a partner in the firm and subsequently he became the sole stockholder. In less than a decade, Victory grew to become the largest international agent of United Van Lines and was recognized by numerous organizations for service excellence.
timeline 2005 - Present
In December, 2005, Jim Simpson, the owner, retired from Victory and was appointed by President George W. Bush as the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration and confirmed by the United States Senate.
In January, 2010, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey appointed Jim Simpson as a member of his cabinet as the State Commissioner of Transportation which included serving as Chairman of New Jersey Transit, Chairman of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Chairman of the South Jersey Transportation Authority, Chairman of the Transportation Trust Fund Authority, Chairman of Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and a member of the board of the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission and the State Planning Commission.
In June of 2014, Jim Simpson stepped down as New Jersey's Commissioner of Transportation and now serves as Chairman of the Board at Victory Worldwide Transportation and its related entities.

SURTC - Advisory Board Meeting Minutes (Sept. 25, 2006) [cached]

The new FTA administrator, Jim Simpson, was confirmed in mid-August.

Baldwin County Public Transit Coalition - Articles [cached]

James S. Simpson, Administrator, Federal Transit Administration shared remarks on Feb 13, 2008 at the National Transit Forum in Ottawa, Ontario Click here for the article

ARC | New Penn Station [cached]

"The project is probably the most important public transportation project in the country," James Simpson, the F.T.A.'s administrator, told The Observer.

FTA's First Ever CEO Summit on Safety - Boyd, Caton & GrantBoyd, Caton & Grant [cached]

In July 2008, FTA Administrator James Simpson called the CEO Safety Summit to facilitate discussion regarding critical safety issues in the rail transit industry. Administrator Simpson was aware that recent accidents had highlighted weaknesses in programs designed to protect workers, to ensure the integrity of critical infrastructure, and to facilitate rapid and effective evacuations from tunnels and vehicles under smoke conditions.

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