Former Suozzi Associate to Head LIRR

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said today that the new head of the Long Island Rail Road would be Helena Williams, the former president of the agency’s Long Island bus division who later became deputy under Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi. She most recently had worked as senior counsel for Cablevision.

State Senator Dean Skelos, a senior Long Island Republican, told Newsday, “She’s going to face real challenges as president of the Long Island Rail Road.”