NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s bullying style worsened MTA dysfunction, but scored tolling win

Soon-to-resign Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s notorious bullying and micromanagement helped fuel years of dysfunction at the MTA, driving away top managers, causing labor strife and prioritizing high-profile construction projects over running trains.

“It’s a great metaphor for his entire tenure — the brutality and the threatening of the underlings — that was what the MTA experienced,” said Norman Brown, an MTA board member, representing the unions for the MetroNorth commuter rail.