MTA chairman has coronavirus


NEW YORK – The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Patrick Foye, has tested positive for coronavirus, Chief Communications Office Abbey Collins said.

He learned of his condition on Saturday, “is isolating at home, feeling good and maintaining his full schedule,” she said.

Collins said he was last in the office on Wednesday, maintained a safe social distance and was asymptomatic at that time. He worked remotely Thursday and Friday, following a previously arranged schedule.

All MTA staff have been observing recommended guidelines put in place by the New York State Department of Health, including social distancing, Collins said.

 Pat’s top priority remains the health and safety of our customers and employees and ensuring New York’s healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel can get to and from work during this public health crisis, she said.

Metro-North Railroad is part of the MTA system.