In this position, Lambert is responsible for planning, directing and controlling the daily operation of the largest subway system in North America, ensuring its smooth and efficient operation. He replaces John Johnson who retired earlier this year.
"Mr. Lambert brings a wealth of experience to a demanding job and over the years, he has demonstrated the ability and judgment necessary to help guide the daily operation of a subway system that carries more than five million customers, and 8,000 train trips each day," said Carmen Bianco, senior vice president of the Department of Subways.
In his most recent position, Lambert served as assistant chief transportation officer of the B Division, a job he held for the past year. He retained that position even after being named acting chief transportation officer in April, performing both simultaneously.
"I am looking forward to serving in what I believe to be one of the most interesting, yet challenging jobs in the transportation industry," said Lambert. "Each day it is a pleasure coming to work. No two days are alike, but that is part of the attraction of the job and the business we are in."