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    Chairman Prendergast to Retire...



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    #1 +Young+

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    Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:51 PM

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    ALBANY — The long-awaited opening of the Second Ave. subway is
    expected to be the end of the line for MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast.

    Three sources say Prendergast, who has headed the MTA since 2013, is set to retire
    early this year. One source said his departure could come as soon as this month.

     

    A Prendergast spokeswoman had no comment. But a source with knowledge of his

    plans confirmed the head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is leaving.

     
    Read more: Source


    Edited by +Young+, 01 January 2017 - 10:59 PM.
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    #2 bobtehpanda

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    Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:26 PM

    Best of luck to him.

     

    In all seriousness, when was the last time an MTA Chairman stuck around for their full six-year term?


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    Posted 02 January 2017 - 03:27 AM

    If true, this is not good. Prendergast has a wealth of knowledge about how the system works and all of its various components. He is a "transit man" who acknowledges the details.

     

    I really hope whoever replaces him is cut from the same cloth. The amount of stupidity that occurs when someone "business minded" who doesn't know the TA's structure or the logistics of running service, is staggering. Prendergast has been a fine chairman.


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    #4 CTK246

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    Posted 02 January 2017 - 03:32 AM

    The subway has seen so much progress under this man. He will be missed.


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    #5 TheNewYorkElevated

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    Posted 02 January 2017 - 01:41 PM

    The (MTA) has posted a video announcing his retirement.

    https://www.youtube....h?v=IGwuCY0FUsk


    Edited by +Young+, 02 January 2017 - 02:55 PM.
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    Posted 02 January 2017 - 02:13 PM

    ALBANY — The long-awaited opening of the Second Ave. subway is
    expected to be the end of the line for MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast.

    Three sources say Prendergast, who has headed the MTA since 2013, is set to retire
    early this year. One source said his departure could come as soon as this month.

     

    A Prendergast spokeswoman had no comment. But a source with knowledge of his

    plans confirmed the head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is leaving.

     
    Read more: Source

     

     

    I find it very interesting that Cuomo made the announcement. Is he upset that the media is giving Prendergast too much credit for Second Avenue?


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    #7 Via Garibaldi 8

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    Posted 02 January 2017 - 02:27 PM

    Will he stick around long enough for the next fare hike?  Should be coming in the next few months...


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    Posted 02 January 2017 - 03:08 PM

    If true, this is not good. Prendergast has a wealth of knowledge about how the system works and all of its various components. He is a "transit man" who acknowledges the details.

     

    I really hope whoever replaces him is cut from the same cloth. The amount of stupidity that occurs when someone "business minded" who doesn't know the TA's structure or the logistics of running service, is staggering. Prendergast has been a fine chairman.

     

    Yeah, he was a lifer and that meant some real knowledge of the actual TA. Hakim over at Transit is the one I might bet on, and she's definitely got experience between NJT and the TA, but then again she began as an attorney and her knowledge is not quite as hands-on as Prendergast.

     

    Honestly though, with this governor, it could be some loyal incompetent whom Cuomo wants to put in as a reward. I have low hopes. 


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    #9 bobtehpanda

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    Posted 02 January 2017 - 04:11 PM

    Yeah, he was a lifer and that meant some real knowledge of the actual TA. Hakim over at Transit is the one I might bet on, and she's definitely got experience between NJT and the TA, but then again she began as an attorney and her knowledge is not quite as hands-on as Prendergast.

     

    Honestly though, with this governor, it could be some loyal incompetent whom Cuomo wants to put in as a reward. I have low hopes. 

     

    To be fair, sometimes loyalists with no transit experience are not such a bad thing. I don't remember Lhota being particularly awful, particularly in contrast with the Walder era.


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    #10 Around the Horn

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    Posted 02 January 2017 - 05:52 PM

    I find it very interesting that Cuomo made the announcement. Is he upset that the media is giving Prendergast too much credit for Second Avenue?

     

    Actually NY1 broke it first, but no one watches In Transit, lol


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