Kalikow stepping down as head of New York’s MTA
Peter S. Kalikow, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said he would step down as soon as a successor is approved.
Kalikow was first appointed chairman of the authority by Gov. George E. Pataki in 2001. He leads an agency that oversees operation of New York’s subways, buses and some of its commuter railroads.
His tenure included a bitter three-day transit strike that halted service on city buses and subways in 2005.
Kaliow, who inherited his father’s real estate business, was owner of The New York Post from 1988 to 1993 and is a former commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.