Thursday, November 05, 2009

Prendergast named new head of MTA NYC Transit

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Returning to familiar territory, Thomas Prendergast has been named the new president of MTA New York City Transit, MTA Chairman Jay Walder announced Thursday. Prendergast will start Dec. 1, succeeding Howard Roberts, who announced his resignation Wednesday.

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Prendergast previously served as president of MTA Long Island Rail Road, and also was senior vice president of subways for NYC Transit. He arrives back in the New York metropolitan area after serving as CEO of TransLink, the expanding transit system serving metropolitan Vancouver, British Columbia.