Ernest Tollerson is Director of Policy and Media Relations for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City. Prior to this position, he was Senior Vice President for Research and Policy at the New York City Partnership, a business-led nonprofit. Before that, he was a Program Officer at the Beldon Fund and served for two years as a member of the Editorial Board of The New York Times. Mr Tollerson began his career in journalism in 1975 at The Wall Street Journal. He also was editorial page editor at New York Newsday.