Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Jay Walder

Cuomo Will Retain Jay Walder and Chris Ward

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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 […]

Walder: MTA Commitment to Open Transit Data Is For Real

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At a conference at Google’s Chelsea office last night, MTA Chair Walder said all the right things about working collaboratively with software developers, confirming the agency’s dramatic turnaround on open transit data. After a longstanding policy of keeping a tight lid on route and schedule information, the MTA reversed course earlier this year and began […]

State Senate on Transit Funding Meltdown: It Wasn’t Us

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After omitting bridge tolls from last spring’s transit funding package, then raiding the "piggy bank" to the tune of $143 million, Albany’s neglect of the MTA has left millions of transit-dependent New Yorkers in the lurch. Yet lawmakers have shown no inclination to get to work patching the agency’s ever-widening budget hole, much less coming […]