The president of MTA Metro-North Railroad, Joseph Giulietti, will retire at the end of August. The formal announcement came at Monday’s Metro-North Committee meeting.
A 44-year railroad veteran, Giulietti will be sorely missed, Metro-North Board member Charles Moerdler said.
“People ought to recognize your spectacular service, what you have done for Metro-North and Metro-North and its riders owe you a deep, deep debt of gratitude,” Moerdlier said.
Giulietti joined the Penn Central Railroad as a brakeman and assistant conductor for New York passenger operations in 1971. He became a locomotive engineer in 1975.
In 1977, he took his first management position in 1997 as a road foreman then the instructor for the engineer’s training program for Conrail.
When Conrail became Metro-North in 1983, he became superintendent for Transportation and later became engineer of track for the Harlem and Hudson lines.
Giulietti later worked for 15 years with the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, serving first as its deputy executive director and then as its executive director.