Aug 08, 2011

Governor Names Prof. Moss to MTA Search Committee

Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed NYU Wagner Professor Mitchell Moss to serve on a new, 20-member advisory committee that will conduct a search for the next chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Moss is NYU Wagner's Henry Hart Professor of Urban Policy & Planning and leads the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management located at the school.

Appointed along with Moss were, among others, the chairman of the Association for a Better New York, Bill Rudin; former Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch; Lillian Borrone, board chair of Eno Transportation Foundation;  New York State AFL-CIO president Denis Hughes; Continuum Health Partners president and CEO Stanley Brezenoff; former NYS operations director Mary Ann Crotty; and Gene Russianoff, senor attorney, NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign.

The panel, formed Aug. 8, "will conduct a national and international search to find and recommend the most talented candidates for the next chairman of the MTA," Gov. Cuomo announced, adding: "I am committed to appointing a new chairman who will put straphangers first and who will continue to reform the MTA by reducing costs and waste, while improving efficiency and service."


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