Maryland Bus Services Strained by Overtime Caps

Budget cuts have resulted in new overtime caps imposed on the Maryland Transit Administration, causing delays and even cancellations of some bus runs.

"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."

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