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Houston METRO Board of Directors
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy METRO
Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Board of Directors today re-elected members as officers, with Carrin Patman serving another term as chair of the board.

Jim Robinson was re-elected by the board as First Vice Chair, Cindy Siegel as Second Vice Chair, and Troi Taylor as Secretary.

Robinson made the motion to re-elect Patman as chair.

“I think all of us, and I'm speaking not only for the board members, but for others in outside agencies would be honored to have your continued leadership, particularly as we're putting forward our vision and our long term plan to facilitate public transit throughout the region,” Robinson said. Listen (4:42)

Patman then named committee appointments to various committees of the board:

  • Cindy Siegel as chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, with Sanjay Ramabhadran, Lisa Castaneda, Troi Taylor and Terry Morales as members
  • Castaneda as chair of the Administration Committee, with Don Elder and Morales as members of the committee
  • Ramabhadran as chair and Taylor as vice chair of the Capital and Strategic Planning Committee, with Jim Robinson, Siegel, and Lex Frieden as members
  • Robinson as chair of the Public Safety, Customer Service and Operations Committee, with Castaneda, Elder and Frieden as members

The board voted unanimously to adopt a proclamation celebrating the 40th Anniversary of METRO's operations. Patman read a proclamation in observance of the anniversary, which was presented to METRO President and CEO Tom Lambert. Listen (5:47)

The board voted 8-0-1, with Elder abstaining, to approve contracts with Brown & Root, Horizon International Group, LLC, Maintenance & Construction Services, Inc., Mitchell and Nash Industries, Inc., to provide construction services on an as-needed basis, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $1.6 million.

The board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to satisfy additional requirements for the Texas Homeland Security Strategies Plan Bomb Detection Robot grant application.

The board took no action resulting from closed session discussions regarding advice on pending and potential litigation or other legal matters.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present, with Board Member Lex Frieden attending via videoconferencing. Agenda

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