MTA Overtime Payouts Drop By 8%
Four of the five top earners at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority work for the Long Island Rail Road. That’s according to a report from the Empire Center for Public Policy.
Two of those LIRR workers tripled their annual income last year with overtime. One is a track foreman and the other is a mechanic foreman. Their regular pay is a little over $100,000 a year. Both earned more than $200,000 in overtime.
Overall, the total overtime payments to MTA employees are about $100 million less than in 2018, when overtime hit a record high of $1.25 billion. Last year, they earned $1.24 billion in OT. MTA overtime pay came under fire last year after an inspector general report found problems with tracking employee attendance and time worked.