MTA Chair and CEO Lieber Appoints Demetrius Crichlow to Serve as Interim President of MTA New York City Transit

MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber appointed Demetrius Crichlow as Interim President of MTA New York City Transit, effective June 14. Crichlow has led New York City Transit’s Department of Subways as its Senior Vice President since July 2021, a period where service has increased and ridership has soared 67%. He has led the subway as it has maintained the best on-time performance in at least a decade, and recorded improving customer satisfaction.

Crichlow is a lifelong New Yorker who started his career with the MTA in 1997 as an assistant signal maintainer at the Long Island Rail Road, rising through the ranks at the LIRR to become Train Movement Supervisor overseeing operations at Penn Station Central Control. In 2007 he transferred to MTA Headquarters to become Special Assistant for Operations for then-Executive Director Elliot G. “Lee” Sander.

Crichlow will succeed Richard Davey, who served as President of New York City Transit from May 2022 until announcing his departure last week.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: June 3, 2024