Andy Byford comes from generations of public transportation workers and worked his way from a London Underground platform supervisor to running multiple British rail lines; then went to Australia where he oversaw Railcorp in NSW; then to Toronto, where he ran a successful five-year initiative that turned the TTC into the American Public Transportation Association's Outstanding Transit System of the Year -- and then he moved to New York City, to turn around the ailing MTA. Read the rest
New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo joked about how folks of various religious faith dance. Evidently Judaism is dead last.
Via the Root:
The 60-year-old governor, who is facing re-election this year, made his remarks before a packed, mostly African-American church in Harlem on Palm Sunday.
Most likely trying to find common ground with the parishioners of the Mount Neboh Baptist Church, Cuomo said Catholics and Baptists share many of the same beliefs, but Catholics “do it without the rhythm.” And then he went further.
“I want you to know as a matter of full disclosure, I am a Catholic,” said Cuomo. “Catholics basically believe the same teachings that Baptists believe. We just do it without the rhythm. But we try. We are not as without rhythm as some of our Jewish brothers and sisters.”