MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph Lhota

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/21/2012 at 7:20AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 52. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 41. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Monthly Jazz Jam at Flushing Town Hall  Professional jazz musicians, jazz students and music educators are welcome [...]

Base fare increase likely, says MTA chair
Base fare increase likely, says MTA chair
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/22/2012 at 4:16PM

When the MTA increases fares in March 2013, the base fare will probably go up, said MTA chair and CEO Joseph Lhota, on WOR’s John Gambling radio show today. Last Monday, the MTA released four possible options for MetroCard fare hikes. Two of the proposals raise the base fare from $2.25 to $2.50, and favor [...]

MTA may cut MetroCard discounts
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/12/2012 at 6:09PM

MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph Lhota said today that the MTA could do away with MetroCard discounts in an effort to raise the agency’s revenues, reported Crain’s New York Business. “We have enormous discounts in the system. And I think we need to look at those discounts, and we need to have, on the entire [...]