L-R: Gala Committee Co-Chairs Michael J. Jones and Ruby Siegel; honorees Andy Byford of MTA New York City Transit, Phillip Eng of MTA Long Island Rail Road, Cedrick Fulton of MTA Bridges & Tunnels, Craig Cipriano for Darryl Irick of MTA Bus, and Catherine Rinaldi of MTA Metro-North Railroad; Friends of the New York Transit Museum Board Chair Susan Gilbert and Vice-Chair Brian Dolan.


Friends of the New York Transit Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, holds a Gala every year to raise funds to support the New York Transit Museum’s exhibitions, programs, and collections. The 2018 Gala, held on November 5th, saluted the past and looked forward to transportation’s next chapter, honoring the Presidents of the five operating agencies of the MTA: Andy Byford, MTA New York City Transit; Phillip Eng, MTA Long Island Rail Road; Cedrick T. Fulton, MTA Bridges and Tunnels; Darryl C. Irick, MTA Bus; and Catherine Rinaldi, MTA Metro-North. Nearly 1,000 people attended the event, which raised over $1.2 million.

2018 Gala Supporters

Benefit Co-Chairs: Susan Gilbert, Michael J. Jones, and Ruby Siegel

Presenting Sponsor



Boyce Technologies
CRRC MA Corporation
HNTB Corporation
Interactive Elements Inc.
Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc.
STV Group, Inc.


Ansaldo STS – A Hitachi Group Company
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Citnalta Construction Corp.
Con Edison
di Domenico + Partners
Dragados USA/John Picone, Inc./Schiavone Construction Co., LLC
E-J Electric Installation Co.
Forte Construction/TAP Electric
General Contractors Association of NY
Goldman, Sachs & Co. LLC
H & K Consulting Services
Hardesty & Hanover/LHP Architects
HDR, Inc.
Hill International, LLC
IBM Corporation
Iovino Enterprises
Jamaica Bearings Co.
Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
Knorr Brake Company and Dellner Couplers
Loop Capital Markets and Bryant Rabbino LLP
LTK Engineering Services
McKissack & McKissack
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
MKJ Communications, Inc.
Morgan Stanley
MTA Bridges and Tunnels
MTA Capital Construction
MTA Long Island Rail Road
MTA Metro-North Railroad
MTA New York City Transit
Nixon Peabody LLP
OHL NA – Judlau Contracting, Inc.
Power Resources International
Prysmian Group
Railworks / L.K. Comstock & Co., Inc.
Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc.
Siemens Mobility, Inc.
Thales Transport & Security, Inc.
Transit Wireless
Trillium CNG
Tutor Perini Corporation
Gerald Weinstein

Friends & Supporters

AKRF, Inc.
BAE Systems
Leonard J. Bencivenga, CPA
Clear-Vu Lighting
Compulink Technologies, Inc.
Dattner Architects
Distinct Engineering Solutions, Inc.
Domingo Gonzalez Associates Architectural Lighting Design
Robert E. Foran
Fuji Electric Corp. of America
Fuji Semec
Granite Construction Northeast, Inc.
Group PMX
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Infinite Consulting Corp.
Initech Industrial LLC
International Union of Operating Engineers
Jensen Hughes
Philip E. Karmel and J. Kevin Healy of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
The LiRo Group
Mac Products
Manatt, Phelps + Phillips, LLP
Ronay and Richard Menschel
Murtagh, Cohen, Byrne, Cutler & Murdy
Naik Consulting Group, P.C.
New Flyer Industries
North Eastern Bus Rebuilders Inc.
PACO Technologies, Inc.
Partnership for New York City
Pzena Investment Management
Thomas J. Quigley
Chitra Radin
Elliot “Lee” Sander
John Schuyler & Mark Strauss, FXCollaborative Architects
Selco Manufacturing Co.
Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co.
SI Engineering, P.C.
Stellar Services, Inc.
Thornton Tomasetti
Total Safety Consulting LLC
WABTEC TRANSIT GROUP, Faiveley Transport
Welkin Mechanical
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

List as of October 23, 2018

Honorary Committee

Honorary Co-Chair:
Joseph J. Lhota
, Chairman, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Hon. Gale A. Brewer, President, Borough of Manhattan
Hon. Robert C. Carroll, New York State Assembly
Hon. Margaret Chin, New York City Council
Hon. Yvette D. Clarke, U.S. House of Representatives
Rick Cotton, Executive Director, The Port Authority of NY and NJ
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Former Chair, New York State Council on the Arts
Hon. Ruben Diaz Jr., President, Borough of the Bronx
Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller
Mortimer L. Downey III, Former Executive Director, MTA; Former Deputy Secretery, U.S. Department of Transportation”
Robert E. Foran, Chief Financial Officer, MTA
Patrick J. Foye, President, MTA
Hon. Kirstin GillibrandU.S. Senate
Hon. Martin J. Golden, New York State Senate
Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim, Managing Director, MTA
Don Harold, Founding Director, New York Transit Museum
Hon. Carl E. Heastie, New York State Assembly
H. Dale Hemmerdinger, Former Chair, MTA
Hon. Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. House of Representatives
Peter Kalikow, Former Chair, MTA
Mrs. Robert Kiley, for Robert Kiley, Former Chair, MTA
Hon. Liz Krueger, New York State Senate
Hon. Brad Lander, New York City Council
Janno Lieber, Chief Development Officer, MTA
Hon. Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. House of Representatives
Hon. Velmanette Montgomery, New York State Senate
Hon. Jerrold Nadler, U.S. House of Representatives
Donald N. Nelson, Former President, MTA Metro-North Railroad
Thomas F. Prendergast, Former Chair and CEO, MTA
Richard RavitchFormer Chair, MTA
Elliot “Lee” Sander, Former Executive Director and CEO, MTA
Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senate
Gabrielle Shubert, Former Director, New York Transit Museum
Hon. Jo Anne Simon, New York State Assembly
Peter Stangl, Former Chair and CEO, MTA
Hon. Scott M. Stringer, New York City Comptroller
Hon. James G. Van Bramer, New York City Council
Nydia M. Velázquez, U.S. House of Representatives
Jay Walder, Former Chair and CEO, MTA