NEW YORK - The MTA is touting the increasing number of women being tapped to fill leadership positions at New York City Transit. 

Fifty-five percent of transit riders in the U.S. are women. But very few have found themselves in leadership roles at transit agencies.

That's changing at New York City Transit where positions filled by women so far include Chief Stations Officer Rachelle Glazier, Chief Customer Officer Sarah Meyer, and the first-ever female head of subways Sally Librera. 

"Our customers are diverse and have lots of different perspectives as they move through our system. And the more diverse our leadership team, the better service we can provide," Librera said.

New York City Transit President Andy Byford pledged to put more women in executive posts when he took over the subway and bus system earlier this year.