Joseph Lhota

Joseph Lhota (file / credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

New Poll Mixed News For Mayoral Hopeful Joseph Lhota

At 23 percent in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, Lhota would handily beat all other Republican challengers for the nomination. But the good news for him could stop there, according to Quinnipiac’s Maurice Carroll.


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Lhota Says He Plans To Kick Off Mayoral Campaign This Week

Former Metropolitan Transportation Authority President Joseph Lhota said Monday that he plans to kick off his mayoral campaign later in the week.


New York City Subway (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Straphangers Campaign Praises MTA’s Recovery After Sandy

The storm topped the 2012 “best” list because transit rebounded so quickly that New Yorkers considered it a “near miracle,” the advocacy group said.


Joe Lhota (credit: MTA)

GOP Official: Former MTA Chairman Lhota To Officially Announce Mayoral Run

Joe Lhota stepped down from the MTA at the end of December to consider a run for the city’s top office.


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MTA Releases App With Real-Time Subway Countdown Clocks

You can now find out when the next subway train will arrive simply by looking at your smartphone.


Long Island Railroad ticket machine (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

MTA Approves Fare, Toll Hikes; Changes Take Effect March 1

The MTA board voted on the proposed increases on Wednesday. Members unanimously approved the fare hikes. Only one member voted against increasing tolls.


Long Island Railroad ticket machine (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

MTA Releases Final Fare, Toll Increase Proposal

If approved, Long Island Rail Road riders will be hit with increases as high as 15 percent.


Damage from Sandy in Sea Bright, New Jersey - Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Obama To Seek More Than $60B In Sandy Aid From Congress

Tri-State Area lawmakers and officials made visits to Washington this week to talk to President Barack Obama and members of Congress about the impact of storm and what’s needed for recovery.


Water rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel), caused by Hurricane Sandy, October 29, 2012. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Lhota, Christie In Washington To Talk Sandy Impact And Recovery

Democrats on Capitol Hill said President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by the storm.


FILE - Passengers wait on a subway platform in NYC. (credit: CBS 2)

R Line Subway Service Extended To Whitehall Street

Service began Monday at 6 a.m. It’s the first time the train is operating south of 34th Street since Superstorm Sandy.


Flooding damage caused by Sandy at the South Ferry station (credit: MTA New York City Transit / David Henly)

Lhota: MTA Not Expected To Raise Fares To Pay For Sandy Repairs

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in a recovery state after the hit it took from superstorm Sandy, but there is some good news for straphangers.


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Giuliani Says He’ll Back Lhota In Possible Race For Mayor

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani thinks Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota would make a perfect successor to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota (L-R) inside Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel before its reopening Nov. 13, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

MTA Chairman’s Name Tossed Into Mix For Mayoral Race

On the heels of his handling of the recovery in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota’s name has come up as a possible Republican candidate for mayor.


West Broadway is seen covered in beach sand due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in Long Beach. (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Limited Long Beach Branch LIRR Service Resumes With Diesel Trains

The resumption of service on the Long Beach Branch means all 10 LIRR branches are back in operation following superstorm Sandy.


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Report: Lhota Apologizes For Saying Bloomberg Acted ‘Like An Idiot’

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota has apologized, after saying Mayor Michael Bloomberg acted “like an idiot” when he predicted the Queens-Midtown tunnel might open early.