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Original MTA Chair Dies at 101

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The original chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has died at the age of 101.

William Ronan was named head of the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Authority, as the agency was then known, in 1965.

Ronan served until 1974, during which time the MTA took over the private commuter lines that would become the Metro-North Railroad.

The agency also undertook major development and construction projects during his reign, including the first attempt to build a Second Avenue Subway line.

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