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Roberts resigns as NYC Transit president

Howard Roberts, president of the New York City Transit Authority, which operates the subways and buses, has resigned after two and a half years on the job.

Jay Walder, the new chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, announced Roberts’ resignation and praised him, saying, “He deserves credit for the hard work leading NYC Transit over the last two and a half years.”

“I am grateful for his service to the MTA,” Walder said. “He will remain in his position through the end of November. His replacement will be named in short order.”

Roberts, who is eligible for a severance package worth $300,000, was widely praised for establishing separate managers for each subway line and for Rider Report Cards, a system in which subway riders tell transit authorities their opinions of service.

Roberts came to the Transit Authority from the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority in Philadelphia.

Reach contributing writer Philip Newman by e-mail at timesledgernews@cnglocal.com or phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 136.

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