Joe Lhota, chairman of the MTA in 2012, has been reconfirmed to the position by the New York State Senate, after being nominated by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
At today’s MTA board meeting, the agency released an action plan about how to improve its paratransit services.
On Tuesday afternoon, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release calling for two new seats on the MTA’s board, which would be controlled by the Governor.
Following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s call to reduce fares on the Long Island Rail Road during the upcoming “summer of hell”, the MTA has followed through on his request.
Late Monday night, several new MTA board members were confirmed by the New York State Senate.
Following a low on-time performance rating for New Jersey Transit in April 2017, May’s statistics look no better. Only 86.9% of New Jersey Transit’s trains were on time (arriving within six minutes of schedule) within the month of May 2017, as compared to 87.1% in April, and 93.5% in March. This is largely due to many incidents on Amtrak-owned territory, which have severe effects on NJ Transit’s service.
MTA Interim Executive Director Ronnie Hakim announced during today’s LIRR committee meeting that the railroad will be freezing all payments to Amtrak.