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MTA sees ‘brain drain’ as senior managers rush to retire

MTA sees ‘brain drain’ as senior managers rush to retire
The retirements mostly consist of officials who spent decades at the MTA and were expected to retire imminently — but sources said the agency lacks a cohesive plan to replace long-time managers with in-house staff.

MTA New York City Transit Chief Mechanical Officer John Santamaria (Patrick Carey / NYC Transit) Al Putre — who is overseeing the MTA’s rollout of its tap-and-pay OMNY system and previously oversaw the transition from subway tokens to MetroCards — is also expected to leave next year.MTA New York City Transit Vice President - Chief Revenue Officer Al Putre (Marc A.Hermann/MTA New York City Transit) The list includes a chief of labor relations, executives who oversaw paratransit and bus scheduling, and several senior officials at the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority.[More New York] Former Olympic boxer on the run for a year charged with killing his daughter, a Staten Island Muslim activist p The retirements mostly consist of officials who spent decades at the MTA and were expected to retire imminently — but sources said the agency lacks a cohesive plan to replace long-time managers with in-house staff.

[More New York] Former Olympic boxer on the run for a year charged with killing his daughter, a Staten Island Muslim activist p “It’s been an incredibly difficult year that’s taken an incredibly difficult toll on incredibly talented people,” said Lisa Daglian, executive director of the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA.” [More New York] It’s beginning to look a lot like creativity.

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