Frank A. Frey
Federal Railroad Administration
In 1998, Frank began his government career with the Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities (DPU)
as a Transit Engineer. Among his roles involved the implementation of state safety oversight of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), as well as state oversight of all public grade crossings within the Commonwealth. Specifically, he assisted in the review and approval process for engineering design layouts of railroad grade crossing
warning devices to ensure compliance pursuant to Part 8 of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), in addition to 49 CFR Part 234.
After thirteen years as the state’s transportation safety engineer; in June 2011, Frank was hired by the Federal Railroad Administration as their General Engineer at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. Frank’s current role is to ensure the
safe design layout of railroad grade crossing signal equipment along High Speed Rail (HSR) corridors in the country. His position requires periodic travel throughout the country, conducting diagnostic reviews of crossing locations with various stakeholders involved. Not limited to HSR projects, Frank is also involved with the Federal Highway Administration on new and innovative railroad strategies under the SHRP2 Solutions initiative. He also supports the Federal Transit Administration in providing technical engineering advice with Commuter Rail crossing design projects.
Frank attended Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA where he received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Shortly thereafter, he attended the University of Massachusetts where he earned a M.S. in Public Affairs. Married since 2006, he and his wife Sarah have three young children and currently reside in southern Maryland.