Published by on Sep 19, 2021 | Infrastructure
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Siu Ling Ko, Vice President & Chief Mechanical Officer, Car Equipment, at the Smith-9 Sts Station on Fri., September 17, 2021. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that Siu Ling Ko has assumed the role of Vice President and Chief Mechanical Officer of Subway Car Equipment, the division of New York City Transit responsible for maintaining and overhauling the agency’s fleet of subway cars and track maintenance vehicles. Ko, a 34-year veteran of NYC Transit’s Subway Car Equipment division, is the first woman to hold this position.

In her role, Ko will provide executive oversight for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of NYC Transit’s fleet of 7,092 cars and for the 24/7 operations of the 13 maintenance, two overhaul and locomotive shops. Ko will also oversee Car Equipment’s Scheduled Maintenance System and maintenance material forecasts, all of which have contributed to improved reliability and mean distance between failures.

“I am honored to accept this role,” said Ko. “Riders are returning to the subway system and our team is as prepared as ever to deliver world class subway service for millions of New Yorkers. I have spent more than 30 years with New York City Transit working to improve maintenance and reliability and I am excited to continue that work.”

“Having started with Siu in the 1980s as junior engineers in Car Equipment, I know firsthand her wealth of experience and knowledge makes her uniquely qualified for this leadership role,” said Craig Cipriano, NYC Transit Interim President. “Her decades of experience will help move us towards our goal of making subways faster and more reliable, and her…

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Published by on Sep 16, 2021 | Murder

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at approximately 0310 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 620 Lenox Avenue, within the confines of the 32nd Precinct in Manhattan.Upon arrival, officers observed a 30-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the face.

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Victim:

Irvin Payne
540 E. 169 Street
Bronx, NY 10456

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Arrested:

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Bronx, NY 10460

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All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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