Little more than two years ago, Andy Byford quit his New York City subway-chief job in frustration, unable to get then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo to let him manage the transit system without political interference. Now he’s hanging out with the queen of England in the London subway.
The photos of the incongruous pair are amusing but point up a serious difference between the two cities as they recover from COVID. London, where the British-born Byford has run the transit system since London snapped up New York’s loss in mid-2020, has elected officials who take transit seriously — and New York doesn’t.
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