Tag: Port Authority

Port Authority of NY and NJ police department employees collected an average of $34,662 in overtime during 2016, up from $29,931 the year before, according to payroll data added today to SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s transparency website. Read More

Ever wonder how the Port Authority spends its take from soaring tolls? Promise not to jump off a PA bridge, then take a peek at some crazy new data on what the authority’s paying employees. One PA cop, Joseph Macaluso, pulled down a whopping $348,095 last year. That’s right: $348,095 for a cop. A chief maintenance supervisor, Stephen Olmo, raked in $325,880, including $186,846 in overtime. It sounds surreal. But data just released by the Empire Center show that the average PA employee got $100,253 last year, up from $97,673 in 2014. Read More

Back in 2011, when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was trying to justify the schedule of hefty annual toll increases it was seeking, the authority claimed initially that the additional revenue the increases would bring was needed to pay for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site and other important capital projects. The increases were approved by the governors of New York and New Jersey largely on that basis. Read More

Everyone knows the Port Authority is a mammoth, money-sucking agency. But a new listing of some PA salaries gives a taste of where that money goes. As The Empire Center reports, 10 members of the PA Police Department got paid more than $300,000 last year. Top earner Lt. Nicholas Yum took in $402,812. Twelve PA cops pulled in more than the $289,667 salary of PA Executive Director Pat Foye. Read More


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