Veronique "Ronnie" Hakim, who served as Executive Director of NJ Transit in 2015 before returning to her old haunts to head NYC Transit in New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has been named by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as interim executive director of the MTA. Hakim replaces Tom Prendergast, who retired as MTA head on January 31. While in her post at NJ Transit, Hakim visited a regular Lackawanna Coalition meeting and engaged in a spirited dialog with LC members.

Larry  Higgs reported on Hakim's new job for NJ Advance Media.