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Gov. Cuomo’s Nomination of Sarah Feinberg as MTA Chair Threatened

New York, NY (77WABC)-NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of MTA Interim President Sarah Feinberg as the transportation agency’s President is in jeopardy.

The NY State Senate and Assembly go into summer recess today. According to the Wall Street Journal, there will be no vote to separate two positions within the MTA, that of Chairperson and CEO, which is currently held by Patrick Foye.

Foye has been named as interim president and CEO of Empire State Development.  Janno Lieber, who’s head of the MTA’s construction and development, has been appointed to replace Foye as CEO of the MTA.

Feinberg is a former Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration and was chosen as the MTA Chairperson on June 8th, 2021.

According to the report in the WSJ, members of the state legislature are concerned that Cuomo’s legislation would remove oversight of the MTA.

“There should be no higher priority than ensuring we are doing all we can to bring ridership back — and as ridership comes back, so will the city’s economic recovery,” Feinberg, who’s currently the interim president of New York City Transit, said in a statement.

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