GirlOnTheTrain wrote: ↑Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:33 pm I don't blame him in the least. Cuomo's ego won't let him share the spotlight, so Andy couldn't even properly do the job he was hired to do. The rank and file liked him because he actually would talk to you and listen to you, and the customers who are smart enough to figure out Cuomo is the problem seemed to like him as well.Yup. Enter Political hack with no operational experience in 3, 2, 1....
One day in October, three powerful figures in New York affairs met for a serious lunch at Fraunces Tavern in Lower Manhattan.While I haven't been a farepayer on the TA since '15 (R and A Trains in Bklyn and A/AirTrain to JFK; "it got me there" in time for my flight - and a "helluvalotless" than the $70 for a taxicab coming in), I must wonder how many farepayer/voters will have this debacle on their minds come Nov '22. Funny how it is with these egomaniacs, stuff like this "firing" happen only during "mid-term".
On one side were Patrick J. Foye, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Kathryn S. Wylde, the president of the Partnership for New York City, which represents business leaders.
In front of them sat Andy Byford, the head of the city’s subway and buses, who had beguiled New Yorkers in less than two years with his spirited efforts to turn around a transit system in crisis.
One day earlier, though, Mr. Byford had submitted a scorching letter of resignation that detailed grievances with his ultimate boss, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, including complaints that micromanaging by the governor and his office was making it impossible for him to do his job.
Head-end View wrote: ↑Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:11 pm Funny thing is a few years back when New Jersey was trying to get New York to help fund that tunnel, Cuomo balked saying "It's not my tunnel". His position was it was New Jersey's problem to solve, or maybe it was because NJ had a Republican governor at the time? So he's changed his tune now?I think it's funny that New Jersey passed a law in 2011 that banned residents of NY and PA from being employed in NJ public service jobs, then turns around and expects NY to cooperate in providing majority financing to a tunnel that primarily benefits NJ residents.
tommyboy6181 wrote: ↑Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:08 am Unfortunately Cuomo thinks he's the savior of everything in the system when Byford actually has the experience and is well respected.For many years, Cuomo left the MTA to its own devices and regularly ponied up money for East Side Access cost overruns without too many questions . It ended up ballooning into a fiasco. While Cuomo has been unfairly heavy handed with the MTA since 2017, it would be the definition of insanity for him to be trusting of the MTA.