Metro-North Welcomes Catherine Rinaldi as Sixth President
New York’s Metro-North Railroad is welcoming its sixth President: Catherine Rinaldi, a veteran of the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road, will become the first woman to serve in this role. Rinaldi has served as Acting President of Metro-North since July 2017, and previously was Metro-North’s Executive Vice President, beginning in 2015. Rinaldi served as General Counsel for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority between 2003 and 2007 before taking on that role at the Long Island Rail Road, through 2011. In that year, she became Chief of Staff for the MTA, a position she held until 2015.
Metro-North Railroad is the second-busiest commuter railroad in the country, providing 86.5 million rides a year between Grand Central Terminal and 123 stations in nine counties in New York and Connecticut. Rinaldi becomes the first woman to serve as president of the railroad.