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Up Close: MTA Chairman Joe Lhota... +
Joining us on Up Close this week to discuss the state of the New York City subway system is MTA Chairman Joe Lhota....
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...
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 subw...
Joe Lhota says MTA needs money for repairs pronto... +
MTA Chair Joe Lhota said Monday he doesnt oppose Mayor de Blasios proposed millionaires tax to fund future subway fix-ups but it does nothing to pay for the repairs that are urgently needed. I still wont get the money until a year from now, Lhota said. I ...
Even if it gets the subway fixed, the MTA is still broken... +
The state-run MTA has four new people in charge: one for innovation and modernization, one for day-to-day operations, one for big projects like the Second Avenue Subway and one Chairman Joe Lhota to keep an eye on the other three. But Gov. Cuomo hasnt c...
Lhota Announces 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 ...
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....
More overnight subway work on the way, MTA chairman says... +
Speaking on AM 970, Joe Lhota said prime time for track work is between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m....
Subways may shut down more overnight for repairs... +
Straphangers can expect to see subway lines shut down more overnight for repairs, which MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said Sunday he hopes to fund through finding “efficiencies.
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 inve...
MTA rips de Blasio for apparently holding a subway train... +
Transit officials are investigating why a subway train was delayed inside a station near City Hall until Mayor de Blasio could hop aboard, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said Thursday. Lhota called the apparent special treatment “unacceptable,
Removing seats from subways could lead to this scary problem... +
Joe Lhota wants to remove the seats from some subway trains to ease crowding but he may want to rethink that plan after what happened when Boston tried the same thing. The Massachusetts city’s seatless train cars soon became known as “Gropemob...
Mayor balks at MTA's 50-50 split plan for New York City subway improvements... +
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota briefed board members on his aggressive new subway action plan on Wednesday to make massive improvements to the aging system at a cost of more than $800 million for the first phase alone....
Will riders have to pay up for new plan to fix NYC subway system?... +
The MTA board will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday morning, one day after MTA Chairman Joe Lhota revealed his plan to fix the subway system - a plan that has pitted Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo in an escalating battle over who will pa...
Mayor tells transit officials not to expect any more cash... +
Bill de Blasio says the city will not contribute any more money to the struggling subway system. MTA Chairman Joe Lhota is requesting a 50/50 split....
Lhotas big plan to fix the subway... +
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota stepped up to the plate Tuesday and uttered the words that neither Gov. Cuomo nor Mayor de Blasio would use: Hold me accountable, he says, for fixing the beleaguered subway system. Lhota unveiled the agencys long-awaited plan to add...
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 ]...
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 unveils mutli-billion-dollar plan to save the subways... +
It's no secret, the subways are in serious trouble and Tuesday MTA chairman Joe Lhota outlined the agency's multi-billion dollar plan to fix the ailing system....
MTA chairman Joe Lhota unveils plan to fix New York City subway system... +
MTA chairman Joe Lhota on Tuesday unveiled his short-term plan for improvements to the New York City subways, while the battle goes on between the city and state over who is going to fund much-needed repairs to the system....
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. [ mo...
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota To Unveil Plan To Fix Subway System... +
Relief could be on the way for frustrated subway riders as the head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is expected to unveil his plan to fix the aging system....
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota set to unveil plan to fix New York City subway system... +
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota is expected to unveil his short-term plan for improvements to the New York City subways Tuesday, while the battle goes on between the city and state over who is going to fund much-needed repairs to the system....
Are we there yet, Stitches?... +
What we need is leadership, not photo ops. Joe Lhota Mayor de Blasios subway shoot was flawless. Pity. Heres the Train in Vain Take 2 Whats wrong with this thing? Keep swiping, Bill. Insufficient funds, Blas, get on line; its only 10 deep. Tourist: H...
This loony approach to fixing the subways could send NYC back to the 80s... +
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota came up with a bonkers brainstorm last week to speed up the failing subways: Ban riders from eating certain inappropriate foods on trains and platforms. Food on tracks causes fires, like the one that crippled the A, C, B, D, Q, N, W...
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