MTA Chairman Lhota names new leaders

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NEW YORK — New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota is appointing new leaders to the MTA. Patrick Foye will now serve as president and Veronique Hakim as managing director.

Foye and Hakim will work alongside MTA Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber on key projects aimed at moving the agency forward. Foye and Hakim are responsible for managing the agency’s top projects and daily operations. Foye will handle innovation and modernization initiatives, while Hakim will focus on all operations.

Together, the two leaders will be responsible for implementing Lhota’s recently announced modernization plan for the New York City Subway system.

Both Foye and Hakim have executive leadership experience for public transit systems.

Foye has been the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and President of PATH since November 2011. He has extensive knowledge of public-private partnerships in relation to public transit projects. Prior to joining the authority, he was deputy secretary for economic development for New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Hakim previously served as interim executive director of the MTA since January 2017. In 2015, she was named president of the MTA New York City Transit and previously served as executive director of NJ Transit.

See the news release online.

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