In the first major shakeup under the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new leadership, Thomas Prendergast last week was appointed to head the New York State agency’s New York City Transit.

“Tom is a leader who brings an extraordinary variety of experiences from around the world to a system that he already knows extremely well,” said MTA chairman and chief executive officer Jay Walder. “Tom’s work running one of the most technologically sophisticated systems in Vancouver will be invaluable as we take the MTA to the next level in performance and customer service.”

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