FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2012
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON SENATE CONFIRMATION OF JOSEPH J. LHOTA AS CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
"Today's unanimous confirmation of Joe Lhota by the New York State Senate only reaffirms the fact that he has the experience and skill-set necessary to take on the daunting challenges facing the MTA. With his extensive background spanning both the public and private sectors, Joe has the unique advantage of not only knowing New York - but also working in and understanding City government. As we look forward to the year ahead, there is no doubt that the MTA faces serious challenges, including the lack of adequate mass transit funding needed to bring its infrastructure into the 21st Century. Fortunately, Governor Cuomo has selected a very capable leader in Joe to manage the largest mass transit system in the nation and build on the tremendous progress made under Jay Walder."
Stu Loeser / Kamran Mumtaz (212) 788-2958
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