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Thomas Abdallah

Thomas Abdallah, P.E. LEED AP, is the Chief Environmental Engineer for the MTA New York City Transit (NYCT). He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University and is a Professional Engineer and a LEED® Accredited Professional. Abdallah has been with MTA since 1987. He has extensive experience with all areas of the environmental engineering discipline including sustainable design, energy efficiency, noise and vibration, pollution prevention and waste management. He is directly responsible for his department's ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) that has been certified since 1999. As Chief Environmental Engineer since 2004, he provides expert environmental engineering services to ensure that all design and construction projects meet the environmental requirements of all Federal, State and Local regulations such as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). Abdallah has presented all over the country on sustainability issues through organizations such as the Transportation Research Board, American Public Transportation Administration, the New York Academy of Sciences, Greenbuild and has appeared in numerous media outlets touting sustainability efforts, including, Sundance Channel's Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Discovery's Science Channel, and PBS' Going Green New York television program. He has appeared in a short film documentary "Postcards from the Future" which detailed Hurricane Sandy's impact on the MTA New York City Transit system with a focus on climate change.