We’re not sure what to think about MTA Chairman Jay Walder’s resignation. He’s a winner for landing a lucrative job building the future, but a loser for leaving the job he was born to do. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a winner for getting a plum appointment to award, but a loser to have to find someone who can do it. And MTA riders? Write your own joke. City Hall News reports.
MTA CEO Jay Walder abruptly announced his resignation Thursday. Reports indicate that a $924,000 salary in Hong Kong could be the reason for his exit. Who will have the fortitude to take over his job?
Out late and in need of a bathroom? There’s an app for that! Can’t seem to figure what kind of tree you’re looking at? There’s an app! Need restaurant reservations? Yes, app!
It was the best of times (in transit), it was the worst of times. Check out the winners from 2011’s Subway and Bus Contest, hosted by the Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives.
The Department of Transportation reported that bicycle commuting into Manhattan increased by 13 percent in 2010. The department’s Sustainable Streets Index found that in the same period, subway and bus ridership dropped by a little more than 2 percent, and car traffic rose slightly.