Christopher Hart (District of Columbia), Chair

Mr. Hart is chair of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (WMSC).

Mr. Hart earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering from Princeton University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Mr. Hart has extensive experience working on transportation and transportation safety issues in both the public and private sectors. He served as an attorney for the Air Transport Association of America, as an associate attorney for the law firms Peabody, Rivlin, Lambert, & Meyers and Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin, and as a managing partner for the law firm Hart & Chavers. He also served as the Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Administration and as Assistant Administrator for System Safety and Deputy Director of the Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service at the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Hart served two terms as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) from 1990 to 1993 and 2009 to January 2018. He served as chairman of the NTSB from 2014 to 2017.

Mr. Hart’s term on the WMSC expires in 2022 and his term as chair expires in 2020.