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Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has informed the Cuomo administration that he is stepping down from his position, according to three people with direct knowledge of his plans. He is expected to resign on Friday and announce his candidacy for New York City mayor as a Republican.

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Aw, well, I was hoping there would be more stability at the MTA, instead of running out a different chairman every two years or so.

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Goddamn it, I actually liked him...

 

Well... he'll be more influential as mayor.

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You guys really think that having another business man run the city is going to make things better? Its bad enough we got goonberg hanging around longer than he's supposed to. Another business man will just continue riding goonbergs coattails.. just my opinion tho..

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He did a great job for the (MTA) and he will make a great mayor. But as a republican? Hmmmmmm

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What!? Am I reading the opening post correctly?

 

Never saw this coming in a million years. Lhota running for mayor?

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You guys really think that having another business man run the city is going to make things better? Its bad enough we got goonberg hanging around longer than he's supposed to. Another business man will just continue riding goonbergs coattails.. just my opinion tho..

 

There's a reason Bloomberg has been here for so long. Just because some of you don't like him doesn't mean he's doing a bad job. I'm not saying he was the best mayor in the city, but a majority of the city (the HUGE New York City) likes Bloomberg and wanted him to stay this long.
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Well, he had a great run at the (MTA) and hopefully he'll have a good run as mayor (and hopefully he'll be better than Bloomberg).

 

Hope the person who recontrols the board isnt a Jay Walder

 

Definitely.

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He did a great job for the (MTA) and he will make a great mayor. But as a republican? Hmmmmmm

 

 

Republican or Democrat... It doesn't matter. I just hope the person who will do best wins.

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i don't see this guy as mayor and i really thought he was a really good fit as head of the TA.......such a shame, after Waldo we needed a guy like Lhota to stick around for a while....

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Either he really wants to be mayor, or this is a way to step down from the stress of running the MTA. His liberal social stances and fiscally conservative economic stances will appeal to a cross-section of many voters so I wouldn't count him out.

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Well, he had a great run at the (MTA) and hopefully he'll have a good run as mayor (and hopefully he'll be better than Bloomberg).

 

 

Don't you put that in parentheses, Mister. Nobody is better than the Blooming Flower!

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He *would* run for office. Just like a politician to leave the job you got half-done.

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Shame to see him go, I know I'll have my differences with him now that he's moving into politics. Thompson or DeBlasio for me.

 

How overconfident...

 

 

He's not legally allowed to run without resigning, and at the moment he's the only legitimate Republican candidate out there.

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Here we go again with another step down out of the MTA. As much as I know he wants to compete for 2013 Mayorship... But will there ever be an MTA Chairman who will stick with the Company for more then 3 Years+ and not drop out in less then 1 to 2 years??? (Aside from those who have stayed long in the way past..)

 

Lets see what happens with Mr. Prendergast as Chairman or who ever..

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