METRO's president and CEO is receiving a top industry award from his peers today, honoring a lengthy career that has made a difference in Houston transit.
Tom Lambert received the award for Outstanding Public Transportation Manager for 2018, given by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The award recognizes a public transportation system manager who has made outstanding contributions to the transit industry.
"Tom Lambert is a proactive executive leader whose leadership skills have made a significant difference for METRO for nearly 40 years. Before becoming METRO's CEO, he was the system's first chief of police," said Paul P. Skoutelas, APTA president and CEO. "His skills in emergency and incident management came to the forefront last year, as METRO helped move 15,500 people to shelters during Hurricane Harvey."
Lambert was also at the helm when METRO redesigned its bus network from scratch in 2015, bringing faster, more frequent service to its customers.
Under Lambert's tenure, METRO has received many industry accolades for everything from financial transparency to emergency response efforts. He credits his success to the dedicated effort of the METRO Board of Directors and staff.
"Through innovation and collaboration, our team works each day to improve and expand multi-modal services to the public. I accept this award on their behalf and feel grateful to be recognized in this way," said Lambert.
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