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 › ]
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
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 › ]
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.
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.
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 › ]
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said Sunday that the transit agency will shut down more lines overnight to speed up repairs.
After declaring a state of emergency in the subways, Gov. Cuomo gave MTA Chairman Joe Lhota the daunting task...
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
On Tuesday, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joe Lhota presented an ambitious plan to reverse...
In presenting his plan to fix the ailing subways, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota didn’t garble the message the way a train conductor would.
Agency chief Joe Lhota said packed lines could stand to fit another 25 passengers per car.
MTA chairman Joe Lhota presented some near-term steps including signal overhauls and getting rid of vague announcements.
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 Chairman Joe Lhota unveiled a nearly $1B plan to fix the city’s subway system that’s focused on putting the brakes on delays.
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 › ]
As Gov. Cuomo and MTA Chairman Joe Lhota put the finishing touches on a new plan to rescue the fast-declining...
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.
And MTA Chairman Joe Lhota appears to be toeing the boss’s (not true) line.
In light of recent track fires, MTA chief Joe Lhota says it’s not a bad idea.