When Jay Walder submitted his resignation notice last week as chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Veronica Vanterpool of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign held no illusions about the challenges facing his successor.
“He restored credibility to the MTA during his tenure,” Vanterpool said. “We were surprised by the announcement. There are many hard challenges ahead for that agency. They’re going to run out of money next year, and there aren’t sufficient resources on hand to sustain the system.
The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will resign in October after two years on the job.