Becker is pleased to announce that Anthony Bedell was appointed as a voting member to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority by Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, C. Todd Gilbert. Bedell, a Senior Corporate and Government Relations Director in Becker’s Federal Lobbying Practice, is considered one of Washington, D.C.’s most experienced transportation legislative and executive professionals. His appointment with the authority will coincide with the term of the House of Delegates.
“I am honored to be appointed to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority,” Bedell said, “I look forward to assisting NVTA in fulfilling its mission of relieving congestion and providing transportation services to all those in Northern Virginia.”
Prior to Becker, Bedell served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and Tribal Affairs under U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao. Secretary Chao then promoted him to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs where his duties included acting as Secretary Chao’s liaison and surrogate to the U.S. Congress, executive branch departments and agencies, all 50 state Governors, state legislatures, state departments of transportation, regional transit authorities, ports, airports, mayors, county boards, city councils, tribal councils, and national trade associations such as AASHTO, APTA, National League of Cities, and the National Association of Counties. He also served as one of the Department’s appointed representatives on the Northeast Corridor Commission. Bedell’s experience and unique understanding of the Executive Branch, Congress, States, Localities, and the business world have translated into successful results working on numerous public policy initiatives over the last 25 years.
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority provides transportation services to Northern Virginia, including the suburbs of Washington, D.C. The regional body is responsible for planning and funding transportation projects in the area, and aims to reduce congestion and move the greatest number of people in the most cost-efficient way.