Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim will depart her position as New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's managing director by the end of November, reported AMNewYork.
Hakim has spent three decades at the MTA over two separate stints, with her resignation coming during a tumultuous period at a transit authority attempting to completely restructure itself while grappling with a financial crisis and plotting new congestion pricing tolling policy for Manhattan, the report said.
Statement of Ronnie Hakim on her resignation today, effective as of the end of November, as MTA Managing Director:
“It’s been a privilege and an honor to serve as part of the MTA leadership team. The high point of my career has been turning around the system through the Subway Action Plan, which has resulted in the highest on-time performance rate in 6 years. With the MTA on the rebound and service improving across all agencies, I feel I can move on. I want to express my thanks to the dedicated women and men who spend their lives helping New Yorkers move and I am deeply grateful to Governor Cuomo for his personal friendship and I have the greatest admiration for his leadership and guidance, especially moving the Subway Action Plan forward.”
From Patrick J. Foye, MTA Chairman & CEO:
“Ronnie has been an indefatigable champion for the 6 million New Yorkers who ride public transit every day, and she helped successfully navigate the MTA through one of its toughest periods by implementing the Subway Action Plan. We are incredibly sad to see her leave but she will always be a part of the team that led the MTA through its transformation.”
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