Andy Byford Quit. Let's Give Him A Proper Farewell.

In case you haven’t heard the news, Andy Byford resigned today.

I will have much more to say about this in the coming days. But for now, I will note that Andy was unlike any other transit official this city has ever had.

One of my proudest moments running Signal Problems was when Andy told me he was a regular S/P reader. I don’t know if he will still be a subscriber now that we have both moved on to other things. But just in case he does, I thought we could do a little something for him, a Farewell Andy Byford Edition of Signal Problems.

So, reply to this email with what you’d like to say to Andy. I especially encourage current or former MTA employees to write in. If you would like to remain anonymous, just say so, and don’t send it from your work account or phone, obviously.

If you’re viewing this on the web and wish to submit something, you can either send me a Twitter DM at @A_W_Gordon or email me at

Deep breaths, everyone.