Transit Commissioner Resignation Announced

According to Scott Salotto, spokesman for County Executive Ed Day’s office, Rockland’s Commissioner for the Planning and Public transportation Departments, Thomas Vanderbeek, officially resigned from his position on June 5. Vanderbeek has held the $121,900 a year job since April 2011, and in recent years was a liaison between the new Tappan Zee Bridge project and the county, especially during former County Exeuctive Scott Vanderhoef’s term. Vanderbeek has yet to comment on his departure. Before his retirement the former Transit Commissioner approved fare hikes for Tappan ZEExpress, TOR, and TRIPS and in 2013 the county signed a $70 million five-year contract with Brega Transport Corp. to operate Tappan ZEExpress and TOR. Salotto stated that the county has not begun looking for a new commissioner and currently Donald Schuetz, who has a job in the Planning Department, is the temporary replacement. The county is also searching for a new Department of General Services Commissioner, Gerald Walsh retired this month as well. Commissioner of Mental Health Mary Ann Walsh-Tozer recently announced that she too will be retiring.

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