A s he wrapped up the legislative session Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo crowed that it had been the “most productive” in history. Indeed — for him. With lawmakers distracted by hot progressive issues, he essentially stole the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Now, it can’t be denied that Cuomo really owns the MTA.Since Cuomo got congestion pricing passed in April, he has been conspicuously quiet about the state-subsidized MTA.
The governor didn’t even mention it in his “list of accomplishments” last week.But the unwieldy bill that lawmakers had passed in the early-morning hours wasn’t silent.First, the legislation creates a new “director of transformation” for the MTA.