Thomas Abdallah, P.E. LEED AP, ENV SP is the Deputy Vice President and Chief Environmental Engineer for the MTA New York City Transit. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University. Thomas is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in the Sustainability Management program, and is the author of Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Public Transportation which discusses the sustainable attributes of mass transportation, the ways it can become more energy efficient, less reliant on fossil fuels, and reduce carbon footprint. Thomas has extensive experience including sustainable design, energy efficiency, pollution prevention, waste management, and is responsible for New York City Transit’s certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. He is also in charge of several LEED projects including the Corona Maintenance Shop, the first transportation facility to gain certification, and the Gold Certified Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot.