Tag: MTA

According to a report from the Empire Center, MTA costs increased by 16 percent last year, bringing payroll totals to some $418 million.  That is $82 million more than the transit system expects to earn via the current year's round of fare, ticket and toll hikes, the report says.  Read More

Overtime payments jumped nearly 16 percent last year at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), fueling agency-wide average pay hikes of 6 percent, according to newly posted payroll records at SeeThroughNY.net. The increase in MTA payroll costs for 2018 alone was $418 million—$82 million more than the authority expects to raise annually from its latest round of fare, ticket and toll hikes. Read More

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