With cuts looming, MTA payroll increased

NEW YORK - (AP) - Even as service cuts and layoffs loom, salariesat the agency that operates New York City's subways and buses haveincreased for the second year in a row.

The Empire Center for New York State Policy released dataWednesday that shows the average pay at the MetropolitanTransportation Authority increased more than 2 percent in 2009.More than 10 percent of employees made at least $100,000. Theaverage pay for an employee was just under $70,000.

MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz says the increase was due to raisesalready promised to unions. All managers had their pay frozen lastyear.

Due to an $800 million budget shortfall, service cuts andlayoffs are planned for the end of June.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three 1 3 children among victims in New York City house fire
The New York City nonprofit Guardian Angels stepped 2 Guardian Angels increase patrols in Coney Island
3 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
Fashion, Art, & Design held their seasonal pop-up 4 Pop-up marketplace features goods, art made in BK
Suffolk fire officials say a house was gutted 5 House gutted by overnight fire in Oakdale

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE