U.S. Department of Transportation
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EDITORS AND CORRESPONDENTS
As a result of the assimilation of the licensing and insurance monitoring
functions of the former Interstate Commerce Commission, FHWA Administrator
Rodney E. Slater has approved the establishment of a new division within the
Office of Motor Carriers. The division has been assigned to John Grimm's Office
of Motor Carrier Information Analysis.
The new Licensing and Insurance Division is headed by Thomas Vining as chief.
He is a former ICC employee and most recently in his 19-year career had been
associate director of the Office of Compliance and Enforcement.
The Insurance Section of the new division is headed by team leader Patricia
Burke. The Licensing Section team leader is Lois Thompson. Ms. Burke, a
15-year federal worker, had been chief of the Insurance Branch for the ICC. Ms.
Thompson, most recently the licensing officer for the ICC, had been with that
agency for 31 years.
For now, all three continue to be located in the former ICC building, 1201
Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington 20423-0423. It is planned to move them
closer to our headquarters this summer. Their telephone numbers: Vining
(202-927-5520) Burke (927-5520), and Thompson (927-5692).
George L. Reagle
Associate Administrator for Motor Carriers