Sander's Resignation

Friday, May 08, 2009

Pete Donahue, New York Daily News transportation reporter and New York Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, (D-Greenburgh), chairman of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Commissions and Authorities, talk about the resignation of MTA head Lee Sander.


Richard Brodsky and Pete Donahue

Comments [7]

Matt from Manhattan

Man, Paterson is awful at hiding his politics. Lee Sander at least put himself out there (showing up on NPR for a whole month) and was trying to fix things. I didn't agree with all his solutions, but at least they were on the table. If the state worked more with him, I'm pretty sure some good compromises would have come out of it. This seems like more of a setback for the MTA than any kind of progress for anyone, Paterson included.

May. 08 2009 12:01 PM
Joanna from Brooklyn

Richard Brodsky deserved a spin award for that performance.

May. 08 2009 10:50 AM
mike meritz from bronx

transit workers have paid vacations, sick days, paid heath care and pensions.
taxi drivers have none of these things.
yet driver income, which has fallen in the recession, will worsen thanks to fifty cent tax.
another case of the strong abusing the weak.

May. 08 2009 10:49 AM

Lee Sander did not do "a great job." He was a pernicious, inept influence at the MTA without the willingness or the ability to understand the kinds and extent of the problems the agency faces. The city now has a chance to improve a broken agency. Good riddance. At least we can look forward to no more appearances on the BL show during which Sander announces how "proud" he is of his accomplishments and bemoans the lack of an adequate government subsidy (his only valid point, by the way).

May. 08 2009 10:46 AM
Dan from Brooklyn

Forcing Mr Sander out is an unfortunate move. He is doing an excellent job. This is another negative mark on Paterson's record.

May. 08 2009 10:41 AM
hjs from 11211

I have a friend who works for metro north management. he thinks they could do away with the MTA and leave the 3 agency on their own without the extra layer of bureaucracy.

May. 08 2009 10:39 AM
Max Z.

Disappointing. Lee did a great job. Now we will get some bureaucrat who will accomplish nothing.

May. 08 2009 10:34 AM

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