After five years as CEO of the TORONTO Transit Commission, ANDY BYFORD <photo – CTV> is about to take on the New York City Transit Authority (the MTA). He’ll be in charge of subways, buses, paratransit services and the Staten Island Railway.
Andy begins work in the Big Apple this January.
Just in time for Mr. Byford’s arrival, The New York Times Magazine presents its first January/2018 cover story – “The Case For The Subway”, an in-depth look at the system and how it was wrecked.
JONATHAN MAHLER writes “New York City’s subway is falling apart. It built the city, and the city must rebuild it to survive. Long before it became an archaic, filthy, profligate symbol of everything wrong with our broken cities, New York’s subway was a marvel – a mad feat of engineering and an audacious gamble on a preposterously ambitious vision.”
Photographs by DAMON WINTER
Read the in-depth story at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/magazine/subway-new-york-city-public-transportation-wealth-inequality.html