Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Elliot “Lee” Sander

Lee Sander Stepping Down

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From the MTA press office: Governor Paterson today accepted the resignation of MTA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Elliot G. Sander. Mr. Sander offered his resignation to the Governor earlier this year in anticipation of yesterday’s passage of legislation that joins the Chairman and CEO positions at the MTA. Mr. Sander’s resignation is effective May 22, […]

Under Sander, How “Bloated and Wasteful” Is the MTA?

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Photo: Brad Aaron A Monday editorial from Crain’s questioned the wisdom of sacrificing MTA head Lee Sander as part of any transit rescue plan, as rumors swirl that Governor David Paterson wants Marc Shaw to return to the agency’s top spot. While making the seemingly obvious argument that maintaining a healthy transit system is vital […]

House Nixes Funding for Transit Service. Where Is Schumer?

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Chuck, what about keeping transit affordable? Last night’s news about the denial of Rep. DeFazio’s amendment to fund transit operations left us wondering whether parliamentary issues were really the deciding factor. In general, it appears, the Democratic leadership is coming down hard against any add-ons to the recovery package. "There’s a desire to keep the […]