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Pataki: Buck Stops With Cuomo On Subway Mess

CNBC reports:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has the power to fix New York City’s recurring subway issues, former Gov. George Pataki told CNBC on Wednesday.

“The MTA is an authority where the governor has a majority of appointees. So, ultimately, accountability lies on the governor,” Pataki said on “Squawk Box.”

Pataki spoke a day after a subway train derailed in Upper Manhattan, injuring 34 people and halting service on four busy lines. The MTA apologized on Twitter for the “service disruption” the derailment caused and later blamed it on human error, not a track defect, according to The Associated Press.

Service was restored Wednesday morning, though riders were told to expect residual delays. Cuomo called the derailment “an unacceptable manifestation of the system’s current state.”

The derailment came as New York subway passengers have witnessed delays, power outages and mechanical failures at some of the city’s busiest stations.

Read more at CNBC

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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