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Cuomo Names Lhota, Former Giuliani Aide, To Be New MTA Chair

Posted 12.20.2011 | New York

Governor Cuomo nominated Joseph Lhota, a former deputy mayor and budget director under Mayor Giuliani, to serve as the new MTA chairman on Thursday. ...

Suffer Little Children

Henry J. Stern | Posted 09.26.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

John B. Mattingly is retiring as commissioner of the Administration for Children's Services (ACS) after seven years in the trenches. At the age of 66,...

Jaybird Flies

Henry J. Stern | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

MTA chief Walder had a number of good reasons for his secretive flight from New York and the MTA.

MTA Chief Resigns

Posted 09.20.2011 | New York

The head of the largest transit system in the world announced he will be resigning as of October 21st, 2011. Jay Walder, the head of the Metropolitan...

A New Year and a New Fare, But MTA Budget the Same Old Mess

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

On top of $104 Metrocards, there's even more bad news for transit riders: the MTA is projecting that it will be $207 million in the hole by the end of 2012 despite the fare increase.

Off the Rails: NY's Gubernatorial Candidates Lack Plans on Transit

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Voters want to know: which candidate for governor will finally bring the MTA's finances under control? Unfortunately, all they've heard from Cuomo and Paladino is outdated rhetoric.

Jay Walder, MTA CEO, Ridiculed For Million Dollar Home, Country House In France | By Linda Hervieux in St. Antonin Noble Val, France and Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The transit workers union is ratcheting up a class warfare campaign against MTA Chairman Jay Walder. In the wake of painful service cuts and layoffs,...

Jay Walder, MTA Chief Buys $1.6 Million Condo

The New York Observer | Chloe Malle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

"65 W 95 is superbly situated one block from Central Park, B/C/1/2/3 trains and cross-town bus." This is, appropriately, the first line of the Shares...

For the MTA a Short-Term Fix Brings Long-Term Harm

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The state and city must implement the most responsible and sustainable solution to the MTA's budget woes: charging automobile drivers to enter the Manhattan central business district.

Jay Walder: MTA Chairman Takes On Bloomberg Over Bus Fares

New York Daily News | Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New MTA Chairman Jay Walder Monday gave a polite but cool response to Mayor Bloomberg's campaign proposal to stop charging fares on some buses. "Clea...

Scary Transit Issues

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

What Halloween would be complete without the annual Straphangers Campaign trick o' treat of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority?

Best and Worst in NYC Transit in 2009

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

Believe it or not, some good things happened for city subway and bus riders in 2009 -- along with the bad. So here's my list of the best and worst in transit during the year that's just ending.

Why New York Subway Chief's Congestion Pricing Idea Makes Cents

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Pasternack

The new MTA chief's big breakthrough could be a lower off-peak fare that could nudge more New Yorkers onto the subway on nights and weekends, and lessen the crush at rush hour.

MTA Chief Jay Walder A "Doody-Head": Union Official Andreeva Pinder | Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MTA Chairman Jay Walder and fellow authority board members were called "a bunch of doody-heads" by a high ranking union official at Walder's first boa...

Gov. Paterson Tried To Boot Paul McCartney's Lover From MTA Board

New York Post | Tom Namako and Frederic U. Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson tried to boot Paul McCartney's girlfriend from the MTA board, The Post has learned -- because she apparently favors globetrotting with h...

Jay Walder, Incoming M.T.A. Chief, Hides Specifics

New York Times | Michael M. Grynbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Jay H. Walder is set to be confirmed this week as the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, taking the reins of a financially trouble...