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MTA chief’s exit could jeopardize tech projects

Last week’s sudden resignation of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) CEO Jay Walder could leave some of the agency’s tech projects in doubt. According to the New York Post, projects in jeopardy could include a new open fare system to replace MetroCard, expansion of the subway countdown clock system, and new subway passenger communication system called Help Point. As the MTA grapples with a $9 billion shortfall in its capital budget, advocates expressed concern about the future of these projects under a new transit chief. “These are part of Jay’s vision of modernizing technology, and we hope that they will be shared by the next person,” said Cate Contino, of the Straphangers Campaign. Link to full story in New York Post.

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