‘Say it ain’t so’: Twitter users lament Byford’s resignation from the MTA

Andy Byford, the new MTA transit president, speaks to reporters outside of MTA headquarters in Manhattan before starting his first day on the job on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
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New York City elected officials and residents are taking to Twitter to express their disappointment after Andy Byford announced his departure from the MTA.

After news broke that the “train daddy” would be stepping down as MTA New York City Transit President, Twitter feeds across the city exploded with expressions of sadness over the situation — and speculation about why Byford resigned and where he would go next.

Many, including Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Councilwoman Debi Rose, thanked Byford for the work that he’s put in during his two years on the job.



Some Twitter users are speculating that Governor Andrew Cuomo had something to do with Byford’s departure. As noted in numerous reports, the two didn’t always see eye to eye.


Others wondered what could be next for Byford after he has vacated his position.