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MTA Chair Lhota Resigns, May Run for NYC Mayor

Former Deputy Mayor would run as Republican.


MTA Chairman and CEO Joe Lhota has confirmed he will step down at the end of the year to explore a run for New York City Mayor. Lhota has led the transportation agency since October of last year. He previously served as a Deputy Mayor under Rudy Giuliani and would run for Mayor as a Republican.

Sandy To Cost Billions In Transit Repairs And Future Investments, Officials Say

Sandy wreaked havoc on the nation's largest transportation systems.

US Senators and transportation officials from New York and New Jersey said it will cost the region billions of dollars in repairs and investments to not only bring their public transit systems, bridges, and tunnels back to pre-Sandy levels, but to improve upon and prepare their infrastructure for future storms.