Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 2:56 pm
Updated: 2:32 am, Thu Oct 11, 2012.
Gov. Cuomo has nominated a former deputy mayor for the
positions of chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation
Joseph Lhota, who served as deputy mayor for operations and
budget director under Rudolph Giuliani, was tapped by Cuomo on
Thursday. He was the recommendation of the governor’s MTA search
committee, and currently serves as an executive vice president for
The Madison Square Garden Co.
The MTA operates New York City’s buses and subways, the Long
Island Rail Road, Metro North, and several bridges.
Lhota will replace Jay Walder, who is leaving for a position
with the transportation system in Hong Kong. He is expected to step
in as interim chairman by the middle of November, and must be
confirmed by the state Senate.
On Wednesday, Cuomo tapped Patrick Foye to serve as executive
director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He will
replace Christopher Ward upon approval by the PA board. Cuomo also
appointed James Rubin and Rossana Rosado to the PA board.
The Port Authority operates Kennedy and LaGuardia airports,
Hudson River bridges and tunnels and the former site of the World
Thursday, October 20, 2011 2:56 pm.
Updated: 2:32 am.