MTA Not Taking Any More Questions
January 4th, 2011
When Gotham Gazette touched base with the authority this afternoon, spokesperson Charles Seaton said the agency won’t be taking any more questions on the service-stalling storm.
“We are being investigated by the [Inspector General's] office and the City Council,” said Seaton. “We are not taking any more questions on the storm.”
But they will have to on Monday.
Seaton said authority officials would testify at the City Council’s hearing on the blizzard response, scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m. Several top officials at the Bloomberg adminsitration have also been invited to testify, including Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, Sanitation Commission John Doherty and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
Today’s response from the MTA follows a Daily News editorial, which blasts the authority for its slow response to the massive snowfall and demands an explanation.
The investigation by the authority’s inspector general is expected to take 60 days, an official said.By Courtney Gross on January 4, 2011, 5:06 pm
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