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Smooth transfer: Ousted Foye on board at MTA

There’s landing on your feet, and then there’s Pat Foye. Fired Tuesday as executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Long Island resident was hired Wednesday as the new president of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, with official word coming from the MTA early Thursday. Joseph Lhota, MTA chairman, announced Foye’s hiring along with the appointment of Veronique Hakim as the authority’s new managing director. Along with MTA Chief Development…


Chair, exec director ousted in Port Authority shakeup

Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie shook up the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Tuesday, replacing its chairman and executive director and ordering new appointees to rekindle the hunt for a professional manager.  Former New Jersey legislator Kevin O’Toole, who resigned from the New Jersey State Senate June 30, has been named chairman of the board and Rick Cotton, special counsel to Cuomo, has been named executive director of the dual-state…