Metro Transit to get new GM

Metro Transit to get new GM Photo: KSTP

January 14, 2019 12:32 PM

Brian Lamb, who has served as the general manager of Metro Transit since 2004, informed employees in an email Monday morning that he has been informed he will not be reappointed to the position.

That means his last day as general manager will come on Jan. 25. His email said Wes Kooistra, the current Metropolitan Council regional administrator, will take on the general manager role at Metro Transit.


A release from the Metropolitan Council later Monday confirmed the change, and that Meredith Vadis, who has served as deputy regional administrator since 2015, would replace Kooistra. 

Lamb started his career in the research department at Metro Transit and later created and led the customer service department there as well. He moved to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety in 1999 and served as the Minnesota Commissioner of Administration from 2003 to 2004.

He then returned to Metro Transit to take over the general manager job.

"Thank you for love, support and challenge to do better over these past several years," Lamb's email closed. "It all has made us a better organization and me a better person. Regardless of my next professional step, I will continue to use the outstanding service you provide on a regular basis. See you on the buses and trains."


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