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 2018-09-21 18:22 

NY Post

MTA chairman has Twitter tantrum when faced with a transit nightmare himself...

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota never seems all that upset about disrupting the subway commutes of millions of New Yorkers, but threaten to take away his fancy walkway, and he's up in arms. Lhota on Friday tweeted his disapproval of the city's plan to clos...

 2018-06-28 20:11 

NY Daily News

MTA boss Joe Lhota convinced New York's top ethics watchdog that he was a "per-diem" worker, not an employee...
 2018-06-28 19:47 

Wall Street Journal

Ethics Panel Relented After MTA Chair Pushed Back, Emails Show...

A New York state ethics panel advised MTA Chairman Joe Lhota last year to avoid holding outside positions paying him more than $5,000, but it reversed course after he resisted, records show....

 2018-06-28 16:18 

NY Post

MTA chairman under fire over high-paying side jobs...

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota is violating state ethics law — and public trust — by claiming he's not an agency employee while he continues to make big bucks at other jobs, a government watchdog group charged Thursday. Common Cause New York said ...

 2018-06-28 11:20 

Politico

OCASIO-CORTEZ win reverberates in gov’s race, City Council — JOE LHOTA’s state-sanctioned outside income — How Gramercy Park became a private playground...
 2018-06-20 18:06 

NY Post

Lhota calls racism on MTA boss who wore blackface at costume party...

A high-ranking MTA boss won a 2014 promotion even after his colleagues reported shocking photos of him wearing blackface — and now the agency's chair is red-faced with outrage. "Wearing blackface is racist," MTA chair Joe Lhota said Wedn...

 2018-06-06 15:00 

Wall Street Journal

MTA Board Pressed Lhota on Potential Conflicts of Interest at Meeting...

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board has questioned Chairman Joe Lhota about potential conflicts of interest related to his paid positions elsewhere, according to people familiar with the matter....

 2018-05-24 01:52 

NY Post

MTA boss will implement system similar to NYPD's CompStat...

The MTA's proposed radical overhaul would include a dose of healthy competition among station managers — a plan that agency chairman Joe Lhota likened to the NYPD's CompStat data system. "It's exactly what Bill Bratton did ... with c...

 2018-05-23 17:39 

NY Post

MTA chief admits he's 'biased' against millionaire's tax...

MTA chairman Joe Lhota on Wednesday admitted he is "biased" against Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to fund subway fixes with a millionaire's tax, because it would take money out of his own pocket. De Blasio wants to tax high earners to fund f...

 2018-05-22 17:16 

The Week

The guy tasked with fixing New York's broken subway is also busy running a giant hospital network...

The chairman and CEO of New York City's transit system is bound to be a busy man: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority carries millions of people every day, often via outdated infrastructure in a constantly-evolving city. But that man, Joe Lhota,...

 2018-05-22 11:20 

Politico

CLINTON comes out for CUOMO — JOE LHOTA’S jobs — KUSHNERS seeks Saudi-backed funds for start-up...
 2018-04-27 02:16 

NY1

Disability rights protest derails MTA event in East Harlem...

MTA chairman Joe Lhota was set to discuss the future of the city's crumbling subway system....

 2018-04-25 20:57 

WCBS Newsradio 880

Mayor De Blasio, Speaker Johnson: MTA Had Better Use City Money For Subway Repairs...

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson have fired off a letter to Metropolitan Transportation Chairman Joe Lhota to ensure that $418 million in city dollars that will soon be sent to the agency will be used for repairing subways....

 2018-04-25 18:31 

NY Post

MTA chief asks subway riders to report rogue pets after pitbull attack...

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota on Wednesday asked riders to snitch on all non-service dogs seen on the subways not properly enclosed in a carrier. "I encourage New Yorkers, if they see anything like that, to report it," said Lhota. The chairman made the s...

 2018-04-12 16:48 

WABC-TV NY

Embattled LIRR President, Patrick Nowakowski, resigns...

In January, when a reporter asked MTA Chairman Joe Lhota if he was firing embattled Long Island Railroad President Patrick Nowakowski, Lhota answered,...

 2018-04-12 09:28 

WABC-TV NY

Embattled LIRR President, Patrick Nowakowski, to resign...

In January, when a reporter asked MTA Chairman Joe Lhota if he was firing embattled Long Island Railroad President Patrick Nowakowski, Lhota answered,...

 2018-04-07 02:08 

NY Post

MTA boss' vow: No more sweltering subways...

Joe Lhota wants to be the coolest MTA chairman ever. The transit boss said Friday he wants a working air conditioner on every single subway car in the city this summer. "New Yorkers deserve to be able to get into the system and not be overheated becau...

 2018-04-05 23:50 

NY Post

MTA wants even more money from de Blasio...

The MTA is asking the city for even more money just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio relented and agreed to fund half of the emergency plan to bring the subways back from disaster. Agency Chairman Joe Lhota insisted on Thursday morning that the city has to...

 2018-04-05 17:41 

NY Post

Cuomo's joke about Joe Lhota was cringe-worthy...

Gross. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a cringe-worthy joke — or perhaps a startling confession — Thursday when explaining how he lured MTA chairman Joe Lhota back to the transit agency "We tugged on his heartstrings — and some other parts of...

 2018-03-23 10:31 

WABC-TV NY

Subway, bus fares could be headed higher in New York City...

MTA chairman Joe Lhota says the agency is considering new fare and toll hikes next year....

 2018-03-09 10:57 

NY1

MTA chair asks city to cough up more for Subway Action Plan...

Chairman Joe Lhota made a rare appearance before lawmakers Thursday to ask that the city pay for half of the $840 million plan....

 2018-02-23 00:53 

Wall Street Journal

MTA Vote to Spend $200 Million on Station Upgrades Raises Concern of Lhota Conflict...

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's approval of more than $200 million to upgrade eight subway stations, including two at 34th Street-Penn Station, highlighted a potential conflict of interest for MTA Chairman Joe Lhota, who is a director of t...

 2018-02-14 00:55 

NY Daily News

MTA boss Joe Lhota takes $160G side gig on MSG board of directors...
 2018-02-13 05:00 

Politico

JOE LHOTA has HOW MANY Jobs? — DE BLASIO’s State of the City looks backward — Meet CUOMO’S puppy...
 2018-02-10 16:37 

NY Post

Gov. Cuomo is too chicken to take a clear stand on fare-beating...

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson backs Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr.'s decision not to prosecute subway fare-beaters. Mayor de Blasio and MTA boss Joe Lhota remain opposed. Gov. Cuomo? He's on both sides. No joke: "The subway is the lifeblood of...

 2018-02-08 05:00 

Politico

Can JOE LHOTA Save The Subway? — HOWE hammered by PERCOCO defense in corruption trial — ANDY KING’s Harassment Investigation — Instagram kills New York Fashion Week...
 2018-02-05 20:15 

NY Post

MTA head bashes DA for letting subway turnstile jumpers go...

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota on Monday sent a letter to Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. to "strenuously protest" his office's "unilateral decision" to stop prosecuting turnstile jumpers, The Post has learned. The move will take money from the M...

 2018-01-25 20:49 

WPIX

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'The MTA has to get its act together,' chairman tells lawmakers...

ALBANY, N.Y. — Millions of dollars being spent to fix New York City's beleaguered public transit system are beginning to pay off, with subway service "starting to show better results," the head of the Metropolitan Transportation told sta...

 2018-01-25 19:11 

Newsday.com

MTA chairman 'concerned' about expanding LIRR service to Islanders' arena at Belmont Park...

Joe Lhota says a study is underway regarding potential LIRR expansion for a new arena at Belmont....

 2018-01-25 02:55 

NY Post

De Blasio representatives spike plan to renovate subway stations...

A plan to renovate some dilapidated subway stations around the city, including Penn Station, was put on ice Wednesday when the city's representatives on the MTA board refused to vote for it. Agency Chairman Joe Lhota had hoped to push through a $213 m...

 2018-01-04 19:56 

Washington Times

MTA chairman expresses concern about LIRR...

DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) - Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joe Lhota says he's concerned about how prolonged freezing temperatures will affect the Long Island Rail Road. Lhota noted at a briefing Thursday that the LIRR is "completely ex...

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