Joe Lhota NYC Mayoral Candidate

Joseph Lhota, the chairman of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), has resigned following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s election to a third term, multiple publications have reported.
The MTA is responsible for New York’s public transit system, including the subway, which has become increasingly unreliable.
The MTA did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

Joseph Lhota, the chairman of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), has resigned following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s election to a third term, multiple publications have reported. Lhota said in October that he did not plan to leave the agency, according to The New York Times.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Fernando Ferrer, the MTA’s vice chairman, will replace Lhota on an interim basis as the agency searches for a new chairman.

The MTA did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

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Lhota was appointed to the chairman position in June for the second time, after a stint in 2012. During his most recent term, which was set to end in 2021, he had faced questions about potential conflicts of interest …read more

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