Joe Lhota is no stranger to the numerous challenges the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has to deal with. He was at the top of the organization when the Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the system. However, his leadership proved to be an iron fist in authorities’ mitigation with the flood. On the other hand, the present transit system crisis might be an even bigger challenge this time for the returned executive.
Joe Lhota Accepted to Return to MTA to Solve the Transit System Crisis
On Friday, the former Chairman Joe Lhota took his old position back within MTA. The current situation constitutes probably the worst shape this transit system has ever experienced. The equipment is old, outdated, and dysfunctional while commuters have to endure many delays on a daily basis due to ongoing restoration works.
However, Lhota is sure that he can handle this crisis. During a recent interview, he admitted that he enjoys challenges. Moreover, the current state of the transit system might present him with the greatest stimulation of his life.
Lhota accepted the desperate proposal from the governor without blinking an eye. On top of that, he agreed to a salary of $1 as the Chairman and CEO of MTA. However, he will keep his primary job as vice president of NYU Langone Medical Center.
Lhota Believes that Visualizing the Result Renders the Best Solutions to Any Problem
He is going to share job responsibilities with an executive director. This official will focus solely on keeping the organization up and running while Lhota will advise the board and negotiate with local politicians.
“Ultimately, I’ll be held accountable, regardless of who this person is.”
While he needs to be briefed more in depth on the transit system crisis, Lhota is already heaving a general plan in his mind. His secret for managing a challenge is to visualize the end in the beginning. Afterward, he is just figuring out realistic measures and steps to accomplish that goal.
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