NY DOT Commissioner resigns

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New York’s Department of Transportation Commissioner has resigned, a spokesperson for the Department confirmed in an email on Tuesday evening.

The Albany Times-Union reports that Paul Karas wrote to the Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office that he “wants to return to Illinois to be with his wife.”

Karas’ exit from the Department comes the same week Cuomo dropped a proposal to ban all modified stretch limousines.

The proposal was brought up in the aftermath of Schoharie limousine crash, where 20 people died. 

Karas was appointed to the position in November 2017. 

Prior to entering the public sphere, Karas worked in infrastructure consulting. 

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