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NY President of Metro-North Railroad to Retire

by Associated Press
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Adam E. Moreira

Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut will leave at the end of January.

The president of the nation's second-busiest commuter railroad has announced his retirement.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Thursday that Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut will leave at the end of January. The MTA said Joseph Giulietti will fill the post.

Permut is leaving after Metro-North experienced a string of problems last year including the first passenger deaths in its 31-year history.

Four passengers were killed and dozens injured when a train derailed in the Bronx last December.

Permut started his MTA career in 1979 and helped form Metro-North. He's been president since 2008.

Giulietti served for more than 14 years as the executive director for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. He started his career in New York as a brake man and worked at Metro-North for 15 years.
   
 

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