Cuomo Will Retain Jay Walder and Chris Ward

Erik Engquist at Crain’s has the good news. Governor Cuomo will keep two widely respected managers at the helm of the MTA and the Port Authority:

Jay Walder will be retained as MTA chairman and chief executive and Christopher Ward as executive director of the Port Authority, the source said. Both men have been informed that they will be staying on.

Get the full story over at Crain’s.

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