Ann M. Lin­nertz

The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS - TRAN­SIT AD­MIN­IS­TRA­TOR — Bart Barnes

Ann M. Lin­nertz, 57, the asso- ci­ate ad­min­is­tra­tor for ad­min­is­tra­tion at the U.S. De­part­ment of Trans­porta­tion’s Fed­eral Tran­sit Ad­min­is­tra­tion, died of lung can­cer Jan. 26 at Vir­ginia Hospi­tal Cen­ter in Ar­ling­ton County. She was an Ar­ling­ton res­i­dent.

Her hus­band, Ge­orge Arthur, con­firmed the death.

Ms. Lin­nertz be­came the FTA’s as­so­ciate ad­min­is­tra­tor in 2006. In this ca­pac­ity, she was prin­ci­pal ad­viser to top ex­ec­u­tives of her agency, man­aged a bud­get of more than $89 mil­lion and led a staff of 60 em­ploy­ees. She also was the FTA’s chief in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer.

She be­gan her fed­eral ca­reer in 1980 as an in­tern at the Fed­eral High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion. She trans­ferred to the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency in 1988 and re­mained there for about eight years, then was a man­ager at Am­trak un­til re­turn­ing to DOT in 1998.

Ann Marie Lin­nertz was born in Syra­cuse, N.Y.

She grad­u­ated in 1977 from the State Univer­sity of New York at Cort­land and re­ceived a master’s de­gree in pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tion from Syra­cuse Univer­sity in 1980.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band of 24 years, Ge­orge Arthur, and two chil­dren, Thomas Arthur and Ju­lia Arthur, all of Ar­ling­ton; her mother, Joan Lin­nertz of Syra­cuse; three sis­ters; and two brothers.

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