Ms. Ronnie Hakim would make an excellent choice to replace Joe Lhota as the next MTA president.
In her current position as MTA managing director, she plays a major role in solving ongoing problems of running the nation's largest public transit system.
As NYC Transit president, she ran the nation's largest bus and subway system. As general counsel at MTA Capital Construction, she worked on mega-projects such as the Second Avenue Subway, East Side Access and the #7 subway Hudson Yards extension.
She has served as executive director of New Jersey TRANSIT, the nation's second largest transit agency. She also served as executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
While working for both MTA and NJ Transit, she never promised what could not be delivered. This gave her excellent credibility with major funding agencies, such as the Federal Transit Administration.
Governor Andrew Cuomo could not find a better replacement for Lhota. She has already proven her experience to hit the ground running on behalf of commuters and taxpayers.