Philip Eng, Long Island Railroad President is retiring

Long Island Railroad President Philip Eng reported his retirement on Thursday, the MTA said.

Metro North President Catherine Rinaldi has been named as his interim replacement.

Eng had filled in as top of the worker line starting around 2018 when he supplanted beset Patrick Nowakowski, who ventured down after a state report showed that LIRR execution was the worst it has been in 18 years.

Under Eng’s leadership, the rail line saw its best on-time execution in its set of experiences and led its East Side Access project which will extend LIRR service to Grand Central Station, as most would consider to be normal to be finished not long from now.

“I can retire realizing that I leave the LIRR very much situated for proceeded with progress with a dedicated management team and a tireless labor force who are conveying the best train execution in LIRR history while satisfying our responsibilities on a noteworthy capital program,” Eng wrote in his resignation letter. “I will continuously affectionately think back on my time working with the MTA family as one of the features of my profession. The MTA is the backbone of New York – and I will continuously appreciate the open door I had working close by our diligent, dedicated workforce.”

Rinaldi will simultaneously head the two railways, the MTA said. The Huntington local recently filled in as Vice President and General Counsel at the Long Island Rail Road from 2008 to 2011.

Rinaldi was named the 2018 Woman of the Year by the Greater New York Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar.

“Cathy Rinaldi is a proven leader with almost twenty years of involvement with the MTA, having served in administrative roles at base camp and both suburbanite railroads,” MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber said in an articulation.. “At Metro-North, she has driven endeavors to further develop framework dependability, achieve excellent customer service, and continue the intensive infrastructure work essential to maintaining system safety. She has great relations with labor, has the respect of her staff and puts the customer first.”