Mayor Joseph Lhota? Calls For MTA Chief’s Candidacy Continue


As much as you may absolutely loathe the Metro Transportation Authority — and, in many cases, for good reason — credit must be given where credit is due; the public transit agency did a bang-up job getting the City moving again after the devastation of last month’s Hurricane Sandy.

The quick recovery has led to chatter that MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota should throw his hat in the ring to run for mayor in next year’s election — again, despite the fact that the MTA doesn’t exactly have the best reputation amongst the millions of New Yorkers who rely on it to get around every day.

What a difference a hurricane makes.

Lhota — who served as a City budget director before getting tapped to head the MTA last year — likely would run as a Republican.

Other potential mayoral hopefuls include City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, and a collection of other pols, including rumors that shamed former Congressman Anthony Weiner might take a shot at City Hall.

But would you support Lhota?