State Senate Makes It Official With New MTA Chief

Thomas Prendergast, President of Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit, testifies at the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development hearing on "Recovering From Superstorm Sandy: Rebuilding our Housing and Transportation Infrastructure" on Capitol Hill, December 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. The hearing focused on how the storm affected infrastructure in the Northeast and how to better prepare for future situations.
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As New York's state Senate finishes out a raft of tasks before the legislative session ends on Friday, one vote was easy: Acting MTA director Thomas Prendergast will now officially take over Joe Lhota's job after a unanimous vote to confirm him. The guy certainly has enough experience, so that seems about right. Of course, now Gov. Andrew Cuomo is going to have to remember his name.