MTA Chairman Joe Lhota

Joseph Lhota (file / credit: MTA)

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota Resigning To Explore NYC Mayoral Bid

Wednesday marked Joe Lhota’s last board meeting as the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He’s resigning effective Dec. 31 to mull a run for mayor as a Republican.


Joe Lhota (credit: MTA)

Sources: MTA Chairman Joe Lhota To Run For New York City Mayor

Lhota, who took over as the head of the MTA earlier this year, had been mulling a run for some time, but it appears his stock soared with the public due to his handling of Hurricane Sandy, pushing him to throw his hat in the ring.


New York City Subway (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Proposed MTA Subway And Bus Fare Hike To Go Easier On Everyday Riders

It might be the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s final offer, a fare hike plan for bus and subway riders that spares frequent users and slaps the biggest hikes on those who don’t take mass transit very much.


The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg (bottom-top) Bridges are seen in New York City - Jul 1, 2007 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Issues Minimum Passenger Mandate For Cars Entering Manhattan

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that even though the power should be back on in the next few days, driving remains treacherous and that safety should be the only priority among motorists.


Employees from MTA New York City Transit worked to restore the South Ferry subway station after it was flooded by seawater during Hurricane Sandy.
(credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin)

Limited Bus Service Returns To New York City After Sandy Snarls Mass Transit

For Tuesday and Wednesday, all bus rides are free. Tuesday night, buses were operating on a limited Sunday schedule.