Of course Polly Trottenberg quit the MTA board — it's a fake, no-power, fig-leaf body that ultimately has no place for an intelligent, committed professional person whose own boss let her down repeatedly.
It's kind of mind-blowing to think that 89 percent of MTA customers live in the city, but only 41 percent of the MTA board does. And the average MTA board member salary is 10 times that of the average customer. Out of touch? More like out of orbit.