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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Metro's new boss

Thomas George is the new director of surface transportation, as of this past April. A licensed engineer, Tom has been involved in transportation issues around this region for the last decade.

For the last eight years George has been the Executive Director of the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition, the agency responsible for monitoring roadways around Western New York and Southern Ontario. It is the only bi-national organization of its kind.

Henry M. Sloma, NFTA acting chairman said, “We are pleased to have an individual such as Tom join our team. He possesses strong leadership qualities, knowledge of Metro's operations and the local transportation landscape and is eager to lead Metro at this very important time in its history.”

In his new job George will be responsible for Surface Transportation, including operation of Metro Bus and Rail and paratransit services in addition to equipment and vehicle maintenance, procurement, financial planning and administration.