Robin Hutcheson

Acting Administrator

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation


Robin Hutcheson serves as the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As Deputy Administrator, Ms. Hutcheson also serves as the Acting Administrator.

Ms. Hutcheson previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Biden-Harris Administration. In this role, she led safety policy under the direction of Secretary Pete Buttigieg and coordinated safety efforts across multiple modes of transportation, including COVID response and recovery. She led the development of the first National Roadway Safety Strategy for the United States and helped secure $13B in additional funding for safety programs and initiatives included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Prior to being appointed to the Biden-Harris Administration, she was the Director of Public Works for the City of Minneapolis, overseeing a team of 1,100 people across nine divisions, including drinking water, surface waters and sewers, solid waste and recycling, fleet management, and all transportation functions. Before her appointment in Minneapolis, she served as the Transportation Director for Salt Lake City, UT, working to improve all modes of transportation. Robin was also a consultant specializing in transportation and transit and has worked in cities throughout the western United States, in London and France, and for the European Union Commission on Sustainability. She believes deeply in collaboration, partnership, and communication and brings these values to her daily work. Robin served for seven years on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Transportation Officials (NACTO), most recently serving as its President. While originally from the Nutmeg State, she and her husband Dave enjoyed time in the upper Midwest and western United States.