From the Daily News:
Irate City Council members blasted transit executives for mishandling the December blizzard - and one urged Gov. Cuomo to change the leadership "immediately."
NYC Transit President Tom Prendergast admitted to a series of blunders, apologized to riders and said the agency is focused on fixing shortcomings.
But Council members were far from mollified, accusing executives of being unwilling or unable to give clear answers to their questions.
"We got the runaround, and it really left me not feeling any greater level of confidence the MTA can handle the next storm," Council Speaker Christine Quinn said. "Today was an abject failure."
The Dec. 26 blizzard dumped nearly two feet of snow and whipped 40 mph winds.
More than 600 buses were stranded, and several trains with passengers were stuck - one for about seven hours. Service on some lines was shut down from end to end, as were significant open-air stretches buried in drifts.
Amazing how the City Council took their wrath out on the MTA bosses but not on city bosses. They are calling for the firing of the transit bosses, who did make mistakes, none of which resulted in DEATH. But when it came to city leadership, no one on the City Council bothered to ask why the head of EMS was unfairly scapegoated while those calling the shots in the Bloomberg Administration paid no price at all except for a grilling that will soon be long forgotten about.
That's because 1) they are still afraid to piss off their billionaire god, and 2) they can't criticize him or his appointees knowing that they took part in the debacle by extending term limits for their own selfish reasons. Dear City Council: You want someone to blame for the mess, look in the fucking mirror.