Yeah... I almost feel bad for MTA commissioners--you're being set up to fail. But then I realize that at the end of the day, it's your job to make that shit run on time, and union or not, it's not. Had he maybe made a big fight out of it and lost, that'd be one thing. But so far it just seems like more of the same.
What did he even do? The fast track stuff, which can be good or bad depending, and opening up their scheduling and delay data for programmers (very smart move, but an intern could have told them that)... That's all I can think of.