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Bloomberg warns MTA chairman Jay Walder that transit financial crisis is tall order


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MTA Chairman Jay Walder may have been a top executive at London's transit agency, but he's in the big leagues now, Mayor Bloomberg said Tuesday.

 

"He's got a heck of a job," Bloomberg said. "Welcome to the NFL [National Football League]."

 

Walder, who arrived from London in October, is suddenly grappling with yet another financial crisis at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

 

After drafting a precariously balanced budget for next year, the authority last week learned the state won't deliver $143 million previously raised by taxes for the bus, subway and commuter train system.

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/12/09/2009-12-09_good_luck_mr_mta.html#ixzz0ZCgCTTM9

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"He's got a heck of a job," Bloomberg said. "Welcome to the NFL [National Football League]."

 

Fitting reference, since the MTA is the biggest political football of them all...

 

Nothing ever happens just pass it off to the next guy...bash it from both sides, never solve the problem....turnover on downs...

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