Gov. Paterson Officially Considering Marc Shaw

Since last week when MTA CEO/Executive Director Elliot Sander resigned, much talk has centered on who his potential replacement might be. The name most mentioned has been Marc Shaw who I trashed back in March as the wrong choice for at the time potential opening.

I am not the only one who feels this way about Marc Shaw as this morning I wrote about how Senate Democrats are against him being Elliot Sander’s replacement. So the following news comes as no surprise to anyone as Gov. Paterson has officially announced that he is considering the former MTA CEO to fill in the vacancy created by Elliot’s departure. Jimmy Vielkind of Politicker NY has more in this report:

David Paterson said he is considering Marc Shaw, one of his top deputies, to lead the M.T.A. after the resignation of Elliot Sander last week.

“We’re going to try to do that quickly, and we’re conducting a search now,” Paterson said before touring a battery-test laboratory at the General Electric research facility here. He said he was “not at all” concerned about reports that Shaw would face a tough confirmation process in the State Senate.

Click here for the complete report.

I won’t rehash my feelings on Marc Shaw at the moment as I have made it clear why he is the wrong choice. Hopefully Gov. Paterson realizes this & finds someone suitable. Oh wait a minute, he had someone who was more than suitable & in reality was doing a great job already but he forced him out. Decisions like this are exactly why he will be a one term wonder & from what I have seen so far, rightfully so!

xoxo Transit Blogger

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