Tuskegee Depot Mourns P&E Maintainer Julio Mejia

Julio Mejia, a Plant and Equipment Maintainer known for his generosity and sense of humor, passed away from COVID-19. Mejia, 58, who worked at the Tuskegee Depot, was hired by the MTA in 2003.

“My father was the most generous man in the world,” Tylik Mejia, one of Mejia’s two sons, said. “He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.” Mejia also had a nickname for everybody – and constantly was getting friends and family to laugh. “My pops was a jokester,” Tylik said. “He was always making jokes.”

Stanley Hayes, P & E Vice Chair for the Bronx, said Mejia started at the authority as a CM and later switched to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.  “He was always helpful and friendly,” Hayes said. “He was well liked by his co-workers. He will be missed.”