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  by GirlOnTheTrain
It was announced earlier today that the head of NYC Transit is retiring after nearly 2 years on the job.

MTA New York City Transit president who led subway system through Hurricane Sandy announces retirement
The man praised for leading the subway system through Hurricane Sandy announced his retirement Tuesday. Carmen Bianco, 63, president of New York City Transit, is leaving his post at the helm of the largest segment of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s system in August after nearly two years on the job.
  by GirlOnTheTrain
Carmen Bianco's last day on the job is tomorrow (8/21/15) and this is an interesting Q&A with him from amNewYork

Carmen Bianco, exiting New York City Transit President, says he changed transit culture
Most New Yorkers don't know who runs the city's subway and bus system. But the head of New York City Transit likely has more impact on the average person's day than the mayor or police commissioner. New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco, 63, who's retiring Friday, says the future subway system will have high-tech cars that can fit more riders and will be able to share information on a minute-by- minute basis.
Bianco talked with amNewYork about his time running the transit system, its future -- and why he won't miss riders with backpacks.