Ann M. Linnertz, transit administrator

Ann M. Linnertz, 57, the associate 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. 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.

Bart Barnes

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