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02 Mar 2020

A Q&A With Sarah Feinberg, New Interim President Of New York City Transit

Stephen Nessen, WNYC
Sarah Feinberg, the MTA's new interim NYC Transit President

Starting March 9th, the MTA will have a new interim president in charge of subways and buses. Sarah Feinberg has been an MTA board member for the past year; she was appointed to the position by Governor Andrew Cuomo and has served as chair of the Transit Committee, working closely with the former president, Andy Byford. At the board, Feinberg has been a major proponent of hiring 500 new MTA police officers.

She takes the reigns at a time when on-time performance is at the highest level in six years, but the MTA is also in the midst of a reorganization in which it hopes to cut 2,700 jobs -- including 700 jobs in operations, the workers she’ll oversee. Feinberg's background is in navigating politics in Washington, serving as special assistant to President Barack Obama, and senior advisor to Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. She was head of the Federal Railroad Administration for two years, and was chief of staff at the Department of Transportation for two years as well.

Read more at gothamist.com

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