New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the confirmation of Thomas F. Prendergast to serve as chairman/CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) by the New York State Senate.
Prendergast served for more than three years as president of MTA New York City Transit and for six years as the president of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). He has served as the MTA interim executive director since January 2013. He replaces Joseph Lhota.
Prendergast is a career public transit officer and former MTA executive who was appointed president of MTA New York City Transit in November 2009. Prendergast, then the CEO at TransLink in Vancouver, B.C., returned to New York and took office Dec. 1, 2009.