United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation

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The Deputy Secretary of Transportation, in the United States government, 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 absence, sickness, or unavailability.

The current Deputy Secretary is Victor Mendez.[1]

List of Deputy Secretaries of Transportation[edit]

# Name Term began Term ended President served
Mortimer L. Downey 1993 2001 Bill Clinton
18 Thomas J. Barrett June 1, 2007 May 1, 2009 George W. Bush
19 John Porcari June 1, 2009 December 27, 2013 Barack Obama
Victor Mendez (acting) December 27, 2013 July 24, 2014 Barack Obama
20 Victor Mendez July 24, 2014 Incumbent Barack Obama


  1. ^ "Meet Key Officials". United States Department of Transportation. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

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