METRO appoints new board chair and members

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor

Historic leadership changes are coming to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) Board. On March 23, 2016, Houston City Council members unanimously approved Mayor Sylvester Turner's appointment of Houston attorney, Carrin Patman as the new board chair. Council also agreed to the addition of Lex Frieden and Troi Taylor to the Board of Directors and reaffirmed the previous appointments of Sanjay Ramabhadran and Christof Spieler.

“I couldn’t be more honored that the Mayor and you all have entrusted me with this position. I look forward to working with you to approve a regional transit plan and improving ridership,” Carrin Patman told council.

Patman will be the first woman to lead the METRO board. The appointments will be finalized when the appointees take their oaths.