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NRI engineer ‘Sanjay Rambhadran’
to be next chairman of Houston Metro

Los Angeles, Feb 21, 2022 A.Gary Singh

NRI Sanjay Ramabhadran, 51, a registered engineer and graduate of BITS Pilani and later Texas A&M University, has served on the Metro Board since 2015 and is currently a member of the Finance and Audit Committee, Chairman of the Capital and Strategic Planning Committee.

Sylvester Turner Houston Mayor selected him as the next president of the Houston Metro on Thursday.

He will be first person from the NRI community to lead the public transportation agency in Texas.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is a major public transit agency located in Houston, Texas, United States. It operates bus, light rail, bus rapid transit, high occupancy vehicle lanes and high occupancy toll lanes, and paratransit service within the city as well as Harris County.
Sanjay  Ramabhadran would replace Carrin Patman, the METRO board's first female head, who has been nominated by the Biden Administration to serve as the US ambassador to Iceland.

  • Ramabhadran is the incumbent Chair of the Capital & Strategic Planning Committee, and is also a member of the Finance & Audit Committee.
  • He has been a longtime community leader and was the president of the Indo-American Chamber of Greater Houston (IACCGH).