Cuomo just pulled off a huge power grab at the MTA


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.

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