Beth Osborne joined Transportation for America to direct its mission-driven technical assistance, which is the organization’s on-the-ground work with states and local communities.
Beth Osborne joined Transportation for America to direct its mission-driven technical assistance, which is the organization’s on-the-ground work with states and local communities. This service supports transportation investments that create great places, attract jobs and talent, and support economic prosperity. Osborne came to Transportation for America from the U.S. Department of Transportation where she served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy since 2009. At DOT, she managed the TIGER Discretionary Grant program and the Secretary’s livability initiative; directed the development of the Administration’s surface transportation authorization and the implementation of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21); and served as the lead on freight, safety, energy and environment policy. Before joining USDOT, Beth worked for Sen. Tom Carper (DE) as the legislative assistant for transportation, trade and labor policy, including work on SAFETEA-LU and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Previously, Osborne worked as the policy director for Smart Growth America and as legislative director for environmental policy at the Southern Governors’ Association. She began her career in Washington, DC, in the House of Representatives working as a legislative assistant for Rep. Ron Klink (PA-04) and as legislative director for Rep. Brian Baird (WA-03). Osbornw grew up in New Orleans and graduated with a B.A. and J.D. from Louisiana State University.