January 5, 2012

Former N.Y. MTA chief speaks out

NEW YORK — Former New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Jay H. Walder spoke for the first time after his abrupt departure, giving the agency a prognosis that was "grim and overly optimistic in equal parts," to the New York Times.

Walder announced his departure for Hong Kong days after the authority unveiled a capital plan dependent on millions of dollars in still-to-be-approved federal grants. The capital budget is still underfunded by $10 billion. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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  • Bob S[ January 14th, 2012 @ 8:07pm ]

    The departure of Mr. Walder will be of little or no consequence to the MTA. After nearly 43 years in rail transportation including a long career wtih the MTA, suddenly subway "trains cannot operate when winds exceed 39 mph" and "trains cannot operate when there is more than 10 inches of snow (not even underground?) It took three+ months to fix less than 1,000 ft of washed out railroad in Sloatsburg NY which could easily be fixed at least temporarily in weeks with permanent repairs to follow. Thank you Hong Kong.

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