Tag: MTA

The NYT hosted an online on how to fix the MTA today. Here are some deeper #s: In 2004, MTA labor spending was $5 billion. Today, it's nearly $7 billion. (Look for yourself and .) If it had kept up with inflation between '04 and '09, it Read More

The state bailed out the MTA with a $1.5 billion payroll tax earlier this year. But it turns out revenues from the payroll tax will come in $200 million less than expected. If only the state and the MTA had had someone back then to tell them that th Read More

A few thoughts on the late-breaking Albany deal to pass the so-called , now stalled for good reason in the Senate after passing in the Assembly: Not for the first time, some of New York's well-meaning are being suckered by a bill title.  Like most Read More

Gov. Paterson told radio host John Gambling this morning that although arbitrators in the MTA-TWU case "probably made the correct ruling technically" to give transit workers 11.3 percent raises over three years because the rest of the city's labor u Read More

If Gov. Paterson cuts funding to the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority as expected, the MTA may make up for the cut by slashing payments to its pension fund, the Bond Buyer (you need a subscription). The MTA would use the t Read More

Good MTA news: new chief Jay Walder t that he'll continue the state-controlled transportation authority's lawsuit to have $300 million worth of annual wage hikes and givebacks to the TWU overturned. Even better, Walder made a clear connecti Read More

Two weeks ago, a Transport Workers Union (TWU) flier promised "Transit Wide Protests" against the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for next week's Oct. 14 "day of outrage." That poster seems to have disappeared in favor of an u Read More

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