MTA Board Appoints A New Member

Earlier this afternoon, the MTA announced it has appointed a new non-voting member to its board. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release I received:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the appointment of Ira R. Greenberg to the MTA Board effective June 3, 2009. Mr. Greenberg joins the board as a non-voting member recommended by the LIRR Commuters Council. He will sit on the Long Island Rail Road/Long Island Bus Committee. His term will expire on January 1, 2013.

Mr. Greenberg is an attorney by trade employed by the law firm Leavitt, Kerson & Duane. He is former counsel to Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, and worked for the New York State Assembly from 1987 to 2003, providing counsel on transportation issues, especially those related to MTA Capital Programs. While with the legislature, he worked on legislation involving procurement, public participation, and safety. As a proponent of improved public transportation for Queens, he has been a strong advocate for the East Side Access project.

Greenberg is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he received his juris doctorate. He received his master of public administration degree from Baruch College, and his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Greenberg is also President of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce where he currently resides. Greenberg will fill the seat vacated by James McGovern, who had been a board member since 2002.

MTA board members receive no compensation for their service.

Congratulations to Mr. Greenberg for being appointed to the MTA Board. I wish him the best in doing a great job not only for his fellow peers but the riders he will help serve.

P.S. For the typical person who bashes the MTA, especially in terms of board members, I urge you to get the last sentence of the press release through your thick skulls. Thank you & have a wonderful day!

xoxo Transit Blogger

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Have you seen The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3?? Or maybe the movie trailer? Let me ask – is there a master control in the MTA sky like in the trailer and the movie.

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