NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A published report said Monday night that the president of the Metro-North Railroad has decided to step down.
Multiple sources told the New York Times that Metro-North President Howard R. Permut is leaving his post.
He announced his retirement effective at the end of the month to staff members late Monday afternoon, and was expected to be replaced by South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Joseph Guiletti, the newspaper reported.
“As a former employee of Metro-North, I think he understands the corporate culture, the challenges that he’s going to face with an aging infrastructure,” commuter advocate Jim Cameron told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “What I would hope that Mr. Guiletti brings to the office of president of Metro-North is candor and transparency and honesty and communication with all the stakeholders.”