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NYC Transit boss Byford staying put after letter of resignation is rescinded: MTA

Posted: 2:08 PM, Oct 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-18 16:28:16-04

NEW YORK — NYC Transit chief Andy Byford is staying put after rescinding a letter of resignation, according to Byford and the MTA.

“I’m not going anywhere and I remain laser focused on improving day-to-day service for millions of New Yorkers and delivering a transformed transit network,” Byford said in a statement to PIX11.

POLITICO first reported Friday that Byford, who serves as NYC Transit president, was on his way out, and that he’d delivered a resignation letter to MTA Managing Director Ronnie Hakim.

PIX11 confirmed though an MTA spokesperson Friday that Byford’s resignation letter has been rescinded. POLITICO reported Friday officials had been “trying to talk him back from the ledge” after he submitted the letter last week.

Byford took over NYC Transit in January 2018.