Ira Greenberg, Queens member of the LIRRCC, has been confirmed by the NYS Senate as the newest MTA Board member (non-voting). He was also elected Chair of the PCAC at the June quarterly meeting.
Greenberg is an attorney in New York City in general practice and of counsel to the law firm Leavitt, Kerson & Duane, specializing in elderlaw. He is former counsel to Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan and worked for the NYS Assembly from 1987 to 2003 providing counsel on transportation issues, especially those relating to the MTA Capital Programs. As a proponent of improved public transportation for Queens he worked to secure commitments that the East Side Access project would result in increased service for the Borough. Greenberg was recommended by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and appointed to the LIRRCC by Governor Pataki in October 2005.
Ira Greenberg lives in Sunnyside, Queens and is President of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate. He received his Master of Public Administration degree from Baruch College, CUNY, and his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Chicago.