Maryland Bus Services Strained by Overtime Caps
"The changes are part of the MTA's effort to trim about $25 million from its $437 million annual operating budget in response to an unexpected drop in transportation revenues as gas prices soared and car sales stagnated.
Last week, the MTA announced plans to scrap a half-dozen commuter bus routes serving Baltimore and Washington and to trim services on other bus routes and MARC trains.
Greene said that earlier the MTA abolished 63 jobs - 43 vacant positions and 20 that were filled. She said the agency has also eliminated all travel and discretionary purchases."