LIRR interim president Catherine Rinaldi announces she is stepping down

Catherine Rinaldi made the announcement this morning but says she will still serve as Metro-North president.

Cecilia Dowd

Sep 18, 2023, 3:47 PM

Updated 219 days ago

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Catherine Rinaldi, the interim president of the Long Island Rail Road is stepping down.
She made the announcement early Monday, but says she will still serve as Metro-North president.
Commuters, elected officials and Long Island members of the MTA Board have been calling for the LIRR to have a full-time leader.
Robert Free, the LIRR senior vice president of operations, will become acting president. 
Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages appeared on Power & Politics this weekend to call for a full-time LIRR president. Watch that video below:


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