Jonathan Ballan, no stranger to public service, was appointed this week to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board.

“It’s a challenge that I look forward to,” Ballan told The Bond Buyer in a telephone interview Wednesday, one day after the state Senate approved him for a six-year term. Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominated Ballan, a Scarsdale resident, to the board of 16 voting members upon the recommendation of Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino.

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