Study Finds MTA Worker Made $379,000 With OT

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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A new study has found MTA overtime payments have surged as riders pay more for service.

The Empire Center for Public Policy found one subway maintenance worker took home $379,000 in salary and overtime, $50,000 more than transit president Andy Byford earns.

The entire overtime bill tops $400 million.

Nicole Gelinius, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, says that’s a red flag.

She tells CBS2 Gov. Cuomo should consider withholding money from congestion pricing until the MTA controls its spending, “Do we want to put this money away in a lockbox and not give it to the MTA until they start to show some progress on some of these cost controls.”