Jay Walder, the last guy in charge of the MTA, called the New York City transit system terrible after he got a new job in Hong Kong. Today, WCBS 880 anchors Steve Scott and Wayne Cabot spoke with the new guy in charge – Joseph Lhota – to get his take.
Joseph Lhota served as deputy mayor for operations under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He oversaw day-to-day management of the city, and supervised city agencies.
The agency also said that Long Island Rail Road would restore near-normal service for Monday morning’s commute. Meanwhile, Metro-North train service will remain suspended on Monday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a system-wide shutdown of the Metropolitan Transit Authority starting at noon Saturday ahead of Hurricane Irene. LIRR, PATH, Metro-North and NJ service will also be suspended.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the next MTA chairman has to be responsible to the straphangers and other New Yorkers using the system.
MTA Chairman Jay Walder said that by making every dollar count the agency will avoid the hikes, but there are plenty of “ifs.”
Jay Walder is resigning as chairman and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority effective Oct. 21.
Rail riders are now more on edge than ever after two major security breaches over the weekend which come just days after officials warned that al-Qaeda could be targeting trains across the nation.
The Big Apple has been granted a chunk of $2 billion that was rejected by the Sunshine State for three projects that will advance New York’s high-speed rail plans.
There’s something new and blue lighting up subway platforms in New York City.
Those arrested Friday include commercial operators and four Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees.
Eat, drink and take the subway New York. Walder reportedly said “I’m not sure a ban on food is really practical or enforceable.”
As two 640-ton machine began boring four tunnels to connect Long Island Railroad’s main line to the Grand Central Terminal, officials did a little celebrating and bragging.
The MTA is facing a major budget cut, maintenance union leader worries it will hit his department hard.
The Henry Hudson Bridge is expected to be a cashless crossing in 2012.
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