MTA Overtime Jumped $84 Million in 2015 Press Releases

Overtime spending by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority rose 11 percent in 2015, making it possible for hundreds of employees to double their pay, according to payroll records added today to SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s government transparency website.

MTA to hand over payroll data after suit by watchdog group New York Post

Score one for the watchdogs.

The fiscal-watchdog group the Empire Center had sued the MTA after it refused to produce its 2014 payroll data for months despite a FOIL request. But the MTA recently caved and has now settled out of court, agreeing to not only open its books but pay its foe’s $2,860 in legal fees.

A check on transparency by Tim Hoefer | NY Torch

The MTA has now paid the Empire Center's expenses for a successful lawsuit compelling timely release of the agency's payroll data.

Empire Center Wins in MTA Fight Press Releases

The state Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Empire Center for Public Policy have reached an out-of-court settlement in which the MTA acknowledges its failure to respond “in a timely manner” to the Center’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request.