Cuomo and de Blasio Battle Over MTA

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio appear to be feuding again, this time over the MTA.

De Blasio argued that Cuomo runs the MTA and should be held accountable for problems in the system.  The governor said he doesn’t control the agency, because he only appoints 6 of the 14 seats on the MTA’s board.

“It’s clear that he’s wrong and he can’t count,” Cuomo said.

The governor has pushed for the ability to appoint two additional seats to the MTA board.  That means Cuomo would have greater authority over the agency.

Cuomo also named Joe Lhota as MTA Chairman this week.  Lhota previously ran the MTA, winning praise for helping the system recover after Superstorm Sandy.

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