State Senate Makes It Official With New MTA Chief

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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
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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.

State Senate Makes New MTA Chief Official