WASHINGTON, D.C. --- James F. Ports Jr. has been named the new deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the transportation arena,” said NHTSA Administrator Nicole R. Nason. "With NHTSA's busy agenda for the next two years, his leadership is greatly welcomed." Most recently, Ports served as the deputy secretary for Maryland's Department of Transportation (MDOT). Ports was responsible for overseeing the 9,200-employee department that had an annual budget of $3.69 billion dollars to operate the BWI/Thurgood Marshall and Martin State Airports, Maryland's Port of Baltimore, State Highway Administration, Motor Vehicle Administration, and the Maryland Transit Administration.

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