By Sarah TrefethenJoseph J. Lhota has yet to sign on the dotted line of the city’s required paperwork, but the former MTA chairman and chief executive made it clear at the Building Congress’ annual meeting this week that he’s hoping for votes.“I would not have left the MTA, a job and a position that I love, it I was not going to run for mayor of New York,” Lhota said.Lhota held the top job at the MTA from January of 2012 until he announced his resignation on Dec 31, and his talk Monday focused on the transportation agency’s response to the Hurricane Sandy, which brought the city’s network of busses, subways and trains to a halt for days this fall.
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