September 2, 2016 -

Gary Thomas, president/executive director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, has been named Outstanding Public Transportation Manager of the Year by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

"I am honored to be recognized for doing what I love," Thomas said. "DART is an integral part of the community, and it's incredibly fulfilling to see how we are moving people connecting them with education, healthcare and career development."

Dallas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson said Thomas' "Contributions have helped North Texas become a national model for regional transportation collaboration." Dallas Congressman Pete Sessions noted the "Federal Transit Administration regularly references DART's projects for their innovation, service delivery, and project management."

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