WOODBURY - Today is the first day on the job for the new president of the Long Island Rail Road. 

Patrick Nowakowski officially takes the reins from outgoing president Helena Williams.

Nowakowski worked on major public transit projects in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia before being hired by the MTA.
Nowakoski has a lot of work cut out for himself, as potential strikes could happen as soon as July if the MTA and unions fail to reach a deal. 
Nowakowski was at Jamaica Station this morning greeting passengers.