In Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit's newly restructured department of subways, Carmen Bianco has been named senior vice president for subways and Steven A. Feil vice president and chief maintenance officer.
Bianco previously served as assistant vice president for system safety at NYC Transit between 1991 and 1995 and has held similar senior level safety positions at Amtrak and New Jersey Transit. He also served as acting vice president of operations at Amtrak.
Feil, who assumes the newly created role vice president and chief maintenance officer, has been senior vice president of subways since 2007 and has experience and knowledge in the many areas of maintenance and technical functions related to rail systems.
With this change in structure, maintenance resources will be centralized, absorbed from the current decentralized Group & Line General Manager structure. The Line General Manager program will remain, but with a more focused role on transportation and customer service.
MTA New York City Transit President Thomas F. Prendergast announced the moves, the first in a series of structural changes to the department of subways intended to make certain that all critical maintenance functions are fully and completely performed in the areas of power, track, signals, communications and subway cars while ensuring that the department focuses on reaching the goals established by MTA Chairman Jay H. Walder in his 100 Day Report, "Making Every Dollar Count."