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City Council Grills MTA On How To Fund And Fix Subway Meltdown

In response to MTA Chairman Joe Lhota's call for an additional $400 million in city funds to improve subway and bus service in 2017, City Council members told MTA officials Tuesday that they have little confidence in the agency's ability to use additional emergency funding efficiently. [ more › ]

The MTA Is Getting REAL With Its Subway Delay Announcements

Soon after MTA chairman Joe Lhota took charge (part time) of the struggling subway system last month, he promised to implement an $800 million rescue plan, which included such future improvements as standing-only cars on the L line, and more frequent subway track cleanings to reduce track fires. Show More Summary

Lhota Appoints New Leadership To Implement Subway Rescue Plan

Newly-reinstated MTA Chairman Joe Lhota announced the creation of two new top MTA positions on Thursday, to be filled by Pat Foye, previously executive director of the Port Authority, and Ronnie Hakim, who's served as interim MTA executive director since former chair Tom Prendergast retired in January. [ more › ]

Feral cat boards A train, brings subway service to a paws

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A feral cat forced a rush hour shutdown of A train service Thursday morning, giving MTA head Joe Lhota a bad case of feline flashbacks.

MTA staff shortage complicates overhaul efforts

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is more than 400 maintenance workers shy of its budgeted goals, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Chairman Joe Lhota's plans to alleviate... To view the full story, click the title link.

MTA's Call For NYPD Littering Crackdown Raises Bias Concerns

In announcing a thirty-point plan to immediately improve subway service last week, newly-minted MTA Chairman Joe Lhota called for an increased NYPD presence underground to issue littering tickets. [ more › ]

Late-Night Subway Riding Might Get a Bit More Complicated

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said Sunday that the transit agency will shut down more lines overnight to speed up repairs.

Lhota to the rescue, but where’s de Blasio?

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

After declaring a state of emergency in the subways, Gov. Cuomo gave MTA Chairman Joe Lhota the daunting task...

The Myth Behind Cuomo & De Blasio's Subway 'Feud'

These are strange times for our beleaguered subway system. The governor who controls the MTA that runs the New York City subway claims he doesn’t have anything to do with our trains—until he does. The MTA chairman, Joe Lhota, is currently investigating, of all things, why an R train was held slightly longer for the mayor of New York’s photo-op. Show More Summary

Shared sacrifice to save the subways

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

On Tuesday, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joe Lhota presented an ambitious plan to reverse...

All aboard the MTA rescue that the gov and mayor have to pay for

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

In presenting his plan to fix the ailing subways, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota didn’t garble the message the way a train conductor would.

MTA looks to take away seats on high-traffic subway lines

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Agency chief Joe Lhota said packed lines could stand to fit another 25 passengers per car.

Here’s the MTA’s Plan to Fix the Subways

MTA chairman Joe Lhota presented some near-term steps including signal overhauls and getting rid of vague announcements.

MTA Chairman Unveils $800 Million Rescue Plan: Standing-Only Subway Cars, Littering Crackdown, Clearer Communication

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota called on the city and state to split the additional costs needed to "stabilize the subway" during a presentation Tuesday outlining his short term plan to provide relief to frustrated passengers. [ more › ]

MTA boss rolls out nearly $1B plan to revive degrading subways

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota unveiled a nearly $1B plan to fix the city’s subway system that’s focused on putting the brakes on delays.

Watch MTA Chairman Joe Lhota Announce His Plan To Fix The Subway Now

The day of reckoning is upon us. One month after Governor Cuomo declared the MTA to be in a state of emergency, his newly-appointed MTA Chairman Joe Lhota will deliver a hotly-anticipated plan to "stabilize and modernize" the troubled transit system. [ more › ]

Bring on the transit tax already

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

As Gov. Cuomo and MTA Chairman Joe Lhota put the finishing touches on a new plan to rescue the fast-declining...

MTA chairman calls on city to contribute more to ailing subway system

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joe Lhota called on the city to pour more money into the beleaguered subway system, where derailments have happened with alarming frequency in recent... To view the full story, click the title link.

Governor Cuomo Decides He Actually Doesn’t Run the MTA

And MTA Chairman Joe Lhota appears to be toeing the boss’s (not true) line.

Oh, C’mon, MTA: Don’t Ban Food on the Subway

In light of recent track fires, MTA chief Joe Lhota says it’s not a bad idea.

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